Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Bhutan : PM meets Bhutanese community in New York

September 24: The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley and the members of the delegation including the Foreign Minister, Cabinet Secretary, GNH Commission Secretary and the National Assembly member Karma Rangdol met with Bhutanese community in New York at a lunch reception hosted by the Bhutan Mission on Sunday.

A news release from the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations says over a hundred Bhutanese were in attendance.

Mission personnel and others offered thridar and Tashi Delek to the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and the National Assembly member Karma Rangdol.

In what was an open discussion with the Prime Minister, the community exchanged and shared views on their lives in New York, the political changes taking place in Bhutan and their role in the future of democracy and development in Bhutan.

On Sunday afternoon, the UNDP Administrator and senior officials from the UNDP called on the Prime Minister Lyoncchen Jigmi Y Thinley.

Also present at the meeting were the Permanent Representative, Kutshab Daw Penjor and members of the Bhutanese delegation and the Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee.

The UNDP Administrator emphasized that Bhutan holds a special place of regard within the UNDP as a model of development practices.

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