SAARC Secretary General pays courtesy call on Bhutanese king

Himal Press 07 Jul 2024
SAARC Secretary General pays courtesy call on Bhutanese king

KATHMANDU: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Golam Sarwar paid a courtesy call on Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, in Thimphu on Friday.

“During the meeting, Secretary General Sarwar apprised the Bhutanese king about the ongoing activities of SAARC and its way forward and requested the latter for continued support of Bhutan for the SAARC process,” the SAARC Secretariat said in a statement. It added that the Bhutanese king assured full support for the SAARC process.

The two also exchanged thoughts about renewed political and diplomatic efforts to revitalize SAARC to achieve the objectives of the organization as envisioned by the leaders for greater prosperity for the two billion people of the region.

Secretary General Sarwar earlier called on the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Tobgay; and had official meetings with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, D N Dhungyel.

Dawa Tshering, director at SAARC Secretariat, accompanied Secretary General Sarwar during the official meetings and events in Bhutan.

Published On: 07 Jul 2024


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