July 17, 2012
A 7-member high-level delegation from the Kingdom of Thailand led by His Excellency Gen (Retd) Teeradej Meepien, President of the Senate and Vice-Chairman of the National Assembly of Thailand arrived here yesterday on a five-day official visit to Bhutan. The delegation called on the Hon’ble Chairperson of the National Council in the afternoon. Welcoming the delegation, Hon’ble Chairperson said that Bhutan and Thailand shared excellent relations and that there was tremendous goodwill and cooperation between the two countries. They spoke of the several similarities between the two Kingdoms and also discussed Bhutan's peaceful transition to democracy and its policy of Gross National Happiness. The delegation was particularly impressed with the pristine nature of our environment. They also conveyed condolences to the Government and the people of Bhutan over the recent fire accident in Wangduedzong and pledged to support in whatever ways they could. Read More »
July 10, 2012
The month long session of the National Council concluded today with offering of Tashi Moenlam for wellbeing of the King, the Country and the People. In his closing remarks, Hon’ble Chairperson said that the success of the session was attributed to the full commitment of the individual members and committees of the National Council and the untiring support of the Secretariat. He also paid condolences to the recent fire accident at Wangduephodrang dzong, landslides in Gasa and a soldier killed in Sarpang by unknown militants.
He informed the house that the Ninth Session of the National Council had deliberated on nine legislative issues, three other legislative motions, two policy issues and five any other businesses. The House also deliberated to annual report on Anti-Corruption Commission and Royal Audit Authority which was reviewed by PAC. Likewise in the past sessions, Question Time session was also conducted with four Cabinet Ministers attended for oral questions. Read More »