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A visit to the Thunder Dragon

Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg recently returned to New Delhi from a trip to Bhutan. Being accredited to the small mountain kingdom as well as to India, Kamsvåg visits “The Land of the Thunder Dragon” once or twice a year.

During the trip, Ambassador Kamsvåg met with H.E Dasho Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, and had a broad conversation on the potential for deepening the bilateral relations between the two countries. He also had the pleasure of hearing the Prime Minister’s views on Bhutan’s experiences with democracy, ten years after the transition from monarchy, and the prospects and implications of Bhutan’s formal transition to a middle-income country.

Kamsvåg also met with H.E Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss regional developments. In addition, he had were many meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in Bhutan, more specifically H.E Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar of India and H.E. Jishnu Roy Choudhury of Bangladesh.

Last year, the Ambassador had the pleasure of celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations between Norway and Bhutan. He also marked 50 years of Norwegian civil society engagement in Bhutan, as Norwegian missionaries of the Santal Mission were invited to build the first hospital to fight leprosy in 1967.