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Call on by Ambassador of Turkey to Bhutan

Posted on :11 March 2019

The Ambassador of Turkey to Bhutan H.E Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar called on the Hon’ble Speaker on 11th March 2019.


The Speaker extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador and expressed his appreciation on the good relationships that the the two countries shared and expressed his wish to further parliamentary exchange between the two countries. The Speaker also expressed his appreciation to Turkey for the support extended to Bhutan when the Cyclone Aila hit the the eastern part of the country in 2009. 


The Ambassador congratulated the Speaker on being elected as the Speaker and for the successful 2018 elections. The Ambassador welcomed the idea of exchange between the two parliaments and informed that the Turkish Grand National Assembly had recently instituted a Turkey-Bhutan Friendship group and hoped that the Bhutanese Parliament would form such a group. He further invited exchange between the Committees of the Parliaments.


After the call on the Ambassador visited the Parliament Hall and made a tour of the Parliament building. Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Turkey was established in September 2012.


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