PM Tobgay arrives in the United States

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Prime minister Tshering Tobgay has arrived in the United States for a nine-day visit, Monday.

PM Tobgay with Bhutanese delegates and the Bhutanese community in the U.S. (Picture courtesy: Prime Minister's Facebook)
PM Tobgay with Bhutanese delegates and the Bhutanese community in the U.S.
(Picture courtesy: Prime Minister’s Facebook)

Upon his arrival, PM Tobgay said through his Facebook, “Had a wonderful time with the Bhutanese community in New York. Kadrinche for sumptuous lunch and entertaining program. Felt like I was home.”

According to the government’s mouthpiece, Kuensel, PM is in the U.S. to raise awareness for Bhutan for Life Initiative, a funding approach created by the Bhutanese government and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for ensuring that the country remains economicallyy and environmentally sustainable.

While in the U.S., the prime minister is scheduled to with “potential partners and institutions for the initiative through events that will be hosted in New York city, San Francisco and Washington DC”, and also call on the president of the World Bank, Dr Jim Yong Kim.

He is accompanied by various designated officials from different ministries.

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