Royals return home from B’desh


King Jigme Khesar and Queen Gyaltsuen returned home Tuesday after completing his five-day official visit to Bangladesh.

While in Dhaka, the King called on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Zillur Rahman, and held discussions on bilateral issues. The royals also attended a dinner party hosted by PM Hasina in her residence.

Their Majesties visited the Dharmarajika Bauddha Vihara, a Buddhist monastery in Dhaka and laid the foundation stone for the Atisha statue and pagoda to be built at the monastery, reported the Kuensel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Jhesar accompanied by Economic Affairs Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister-In-Charge, Khandu Wangchuck, and Economic Affairs Secretary, Sonam Tshering.

This was the second visit of the royals to Bangladesh after the coronation. He had visited Dhaka on March 26, 2011 as a special guest during 40th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.


  1. This is a test for King Kheshar’s Leadership! What was the purpose of this visit – is a big question? I am given to believe it was not a planned official visit.

    If King kheshar is a real leader let him show his ability by preaching and then convincing the people of Bangladesh his so called noble Gross National Happiness (GNH) principle? Again why just the ‘Buddhists’ of Bangladesh – like in bhutan is he thinking of evicting the rest of the population from there and then start talking about his father’s GNH to the thus created homogeneous Buddhist population of Bangladesh.

    King kheshar you might fail there if you dont resort to eviction (as was done in Bhutan by your father) first because Bangaldesh has a hundred times bigger population than our country!!!

    Secondly, in Bhutan you have so far managed to cover up the misdeeds of your father and not own any responsibility yourself by refusing to acknowledge or speak about the problem. I don’t know if that is generosity of a King and Leadership quality? However, can you escape liability in Bangladesh as well if you we’re to evict the other religious groups from there in preparation for the implementation of your GNH? I doubt your majesty! I sincerely doubt it.

    Seeking justice for the hundred thousand southern Bhutanese without malice to anyone.

    Sincerely Akash