8 September 2014
The Chairperson and 9 members of the National Council are taking part in the 13th batch of De-Suung training at the Military Training Center at Tencholing, Wangdue Phodrang, which began today and will be completed on 20 September 2014.
Besides the parliamentarians, the 13th batch of Desung trainees include volunteers from the executive level of the government ministries and agencies and, CEO’s of corporation and private companies. The programme is conceived and created by His Majesty the King with the vision to promote, encourage and inculcate citizenry to be active in the greater role of nation building and to serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum with full loyalty and dedication.
3 September 2014
Based on a request made by the Foreign Relations Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) conducted a briefing session with the National Council on key foreign policy issues in the National Council conference hall yesterday afternoon.
The Chairperson to the Committee warmly welcomed and extended his appreciation to the Hon’ble Secretary and the senior officials from the MoFA for their support to the request of the National Council. The briefing session was conducted to clarify and to further enhance the knowledge of the members of the National Council on key issues related to foreign policy.
The Secretary broadly outlined the principles, objectives and challenges related to the foreign policy of Bhutan. He also presented the existing status of the formal diplomatic relationship of Bhutan and its impact on the socio-economic development. He further stressed that despite all the challenges faced by the country, the success of its foreign policy was a result of the far-sighted and visionary leadership and guidance provided by His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. Read More »