India, Bhutan vow to strengthen ties
October 21,2011Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, a nine-day official-cum-private tour, had held a series of meetings with the Indian leadership, including President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , during which entire gamut of bilateral ties were discussed.
india and Bhutan today discussed important international and bilateral issues, including ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in key areas like hydropower sector.
The king and Singh exchanged views and held discussions on bilateral relations and economic cooperation as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest, a joint statement said here today.
Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck meeting the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. Image courtesy PIB
“The two sides expressed satisfaction at the cooperation in the hydropower sector and reiterated their commitment to achieve the target of 10,000 MW of power generation in Bhutan by 2020,” it said.
The king, who was here on a state-visit and also spent his honeymoon in Rajasthan where he visited Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
This is the first visit abroad of the king after the Royal Wedding on 13 October and the fourth trip to India since his coronation in November 2008.
The king and the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction at the excellent state of bilateral relations and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen these exemplary relations.
The king also conveyed appreciation for the invaluable support that India provides for Bhutan’s socio-economic development
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, right, and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
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Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and QUEEN visit to japan six day
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, second from left, and his wife Hitomi, left, are greeted by Bhuran’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, second from right, and Queen Jetsun Pema, right, for their talks at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck inspects an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Bhutan’s royal couple are in Japan for a six-day visit. (Reuter)
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema meet with Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito during a welcoming ceremony at the imperial palace, Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
Japanese Empress Michiko, center, walks with Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, and Queen Jetsun Pema after their meeting at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Japanese Emperor Akihito has been hospitalized with deteriorating symptoms of bronchitis and he did not attend the welcoming ceremony for Bhutan’s royal couple.
Bhutan’s Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck (L) and Japan’s Princess Kiko attend a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo November 16, 2011
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen joint session of parliament in Tokyo. expressed solidarity with the people affected by the earthquake and also supported Japan’s aspiration as permanent member in the UN Security Council. “Bhutan not only believes in the need to expand the United Nations Security Council, we are convinced that Japan must play a leading role in it. You have our full commitment and support.”
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuckreceiving Honorary Doctorate in Economics from Kieo University. “Our generation is called upon to rethink, to redefine the true purpose of growth. And in doing so, to find a growth that is truly sustainable.” The King said in his acceptance speech
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and Queen Jetsun Pema (C) visit the Meiji shrine in Tokyo on November 17, 2011.
At Meiji Shrine. People as far as Kagoshima in South Japan were following the State Visit through newspapers
At Fukushima. joins in for the prayer ceremony led by venerable Dorji Lopen – Bhutan’s second highest monk. “No nation or people should ever have to experience such suffering. And yet if there is one nation who can rise stronger and greater from such adversity – it is Japan and her People. Of this I am confident.” The King had told in his address to the Japanese parliament.
surprised the hosts in Kyoto by turning up at the Governor’s banquet in hakama and kimono. One female journalist confided to me that she nearly fainted
Japan minister skips Bhutan royal dinner for party
November 19, 2011,
of the six day official state visit to Japan, of Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, the royal couple visited Kinkakuji temple in Kyoto, western Japan where they shared a light moment with Chief Priest Raitei Arima. The background of the Kinkajui temple made for a picturesque scene for photographs.
Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and newly crowned Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk meet Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her husband at the Emporium Suites Bangkok Hotel Monday. The Bhutanese royal couple will leave Thailand tomorrow for the United Kingdom
Their Majesties the King and Queen are on their way back to Bhutan after the state visit to Japan en-route Thailand.
During their stay in Thailand His majesty granted an audience to the Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Her Majesty the Queen was also present during the audience.
His Majesty expressed condolence for those affected by the unprecedented floods and his solidarity with the people of Thailand.
His Majesty offered his prayers for the well-being of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej and the people of Thailand.
His Majesty had earlier sent a letter of solidarity to His Majesty King of Thailand.
The royal couple arrived in Bangkok day before yesterday en-route to Bhutan from Japan.
On November 23, 2011, T.M.s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan arrived in London, England as part of their tour of the country.
The reigning couple met with T.R.H.s the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon at Clarence House. It is unknown at this time how long King Jigme and Queen Jetsun will tour England.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2R) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) greet King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk (2L) and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk of Bhutan (L) at Clarence House on November 23, 2011 in London, England
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