What Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley was claiming as regard to Bhutan’s formal diplomatic tie with China following his recent meeting with his Chinese counterpart has finally came out to be more realistic as the country received Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying on Thursday.
Minister Ying, who would sit for the 20th round of border talks between the two nations earlier today, called on PM Thinley and acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Khandu Wangchuck yesterday in Thimphu. She has been leading an eight-member delegation to Bhutan.
The Prime Minister expressed condolences on behalf of Bhutan and the government for recent loss of lives and properties in China due to recent monsoon rains.
“Lyonchhen welcomed Vice Foreign Minister Ms Fu Ying on her first visit to Bhutan. He also conveyed heartfelt condolences from the people and the royal government of Bhutan on the aftermath of heavy rainfall and loss to lives and properties in China,” the Cabinet Secretariat’s website stated.
The Secretariat further mentioned that the PM also expressed his admiration on the extent with which China has been able to lower its poverty level.
In response, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister spoke of GNH and said that Bhutan’s development model of GNH was increasingly becoming opular and admired in China.