Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12th April on a 4-day visit.
At the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Lyonchhen was received by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and presented with the Guard of Honor.
After arrival in Dhaka, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial.
At the Memorial, Lyonchhen offered his prayers for the soldiers who lost their lives during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
Lyonchhen and Aum (Dr) Ugyen Dem, spouse of Lyonchhen also planted a sapling at the site. Lyonchhen also visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum which was the residence of Bangabandhau Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman, Father of the Nation and the first President of Bangladesh.
In the afternoon, Lyonchhen visited the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Secretariat in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
At the meeting, Lyonchhen reassured Bhutan’s commitments in strengthening BIMSTEC.Lyonchhen then visited the Bangladesh College of Physicians and surgeons. He undertook fellowship in General Surgery in BCPS.
At the event, Lyonchhen shared that BCPS gave him the zeal to serve people through the medical profession and that the same mandate made him join politics.
In the evening the PM was called on by (Dr) A. K. Abdul Momen, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.
After that the PM attended the International ERP (Engage, Reflect, Plan of Action) meeting between the The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) the business delegation from Bhutan.
At the event, Lyonchhen said that the bedrock of a strong foundation is people-to-people connection. He shared that for Bangladesh and Bhutan to bond and collaborate, people-to-people contact must be strengthened.He shared that the Bhutan is a potential investment spectra due to the political stability, green energy, low corruption index and other enabling factors.
He urged the FBCCI and the business delegation from Bhutan to interact and discuss areas of cooperation.
He highlighted that the government will render full support at the policy level to assist and facilitate private sector growth in the country.
At the event, a Memorandum of Understanding on formulating a joint business council between FBCCI and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry was also signed.
Lyonchhen is accompanied by Foreign Minster, Health Minister, Senior government officials and team from the private sector.