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Call on Hon’ble Speaker by H.E. Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Member, House of Representatives of Japan and Special Advisor to President of LDP of Japan

Posted on :08 September 2017

H.E. Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Member, House of Representatives of Japan and Special Advisor to President of LDP of Japan called on Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan on 7th September 2017 at the GyelyongTshokhang.

The Hon’ble Speaker warmly welcome His Excellency to Bhutan and expressed his pleasure to meet His Excellency. The Speaker said that Bhutan and Japan not only enjoyed close relationship but Japan is an important development partner which began with promotion of agriculture by Late Dasho Nishioka. The Speaker also thanked the Japanese Government  for providing farm machineries which will enable the government to meet the targets of  the 11th Plan.  On behalf of Government, Parliament and People of Bhutan the Speaker expressed his deep appreciation to the people and the Government of Japan for committing to continue support to the 12th FYP.

The Speaker also expressed his interest in fostering relations between the two Parliaments to learn from each other’s experiences in terms of Parliamentary exchange programs and support in capacity building.

His Excellency Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai thanked the Speaker for the warm welcome accorded to him.  He mentioned that it was his fifth visit to the country and expressed his wish to continue developmental assistance to Bhutan and appreciate the friendship between the two countries. 

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