Wednesday, 3 December 2008

US Senator John McCain visits Bhutan

December 3: A 15 member US Congressional Delegation led by Senator John McCain arrives in the country on a three day visit today. The delegation also includes Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

A news release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the congressional delegation is interested in observing the recent political changes that have taken place in the country, the coronation of His Majesty the King and Bhutan’s pristine environment.

The delegation will receive an audience with His Majesty the King.

The delegation will also be calling on the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice. They will also be visiting places of historical and cultural interests in the Kingdom.

Senator John McCain contested the US Presidential elections in November as the Republican candidate and lost to Democrat Barack Obama.

The Foreign Ministry says the visit will contribute towards strengthening the growing linkages between Bhutan and the USA.

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