The Ambassador of India to Bhutan, V P Haran, called on the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang last Saturday.
Lyonchhen welcomed Ambassador V P Haran and spoke of Bhutan’s close friendship and relationship with India. Lyonchhen said that he looked forward to working with him closely.
During the meeting, Lyonchhen said Ambassador Haran had come to Bhutan at a critical juncture as the 10th Plan – country’s biggest undertaking thus far – is almost completed and also, the tenure of the first democratically elected government is coming to an end.
Lyonchhen said that India and Bhutan have had the highest and greatest number of interaction during the last four and a half years with the visits of President of India, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Speaker, Members of Parliament, Indian business leaders and many others.
Ambassador V P Haran said it is an honor and privilege to be appointed as the Ambassador to Bhutan, a country with which India shares excellent relations. He conveyed greetings from the Prime Minister of India. The Ambassador also congratulated Lyonchhen for the royal government’s achievements in relation to the 10th Plan activities.
Ambassador V P Haran joined the Foreign Service in 1980 and was the Ambassador of India to Syria before coming to Bhutan. He has also served as the Deputy Permanent Representative to World Trade Organization, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kathmandu.