Presentation of Letters of Credence by Ambassador Acharya
His Excellency Mr. Nilamber Acharya presented to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, The King of Bhutan, the Letters of Credence as the Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Bhutan amidst a special ceremony held at Tashichhodzong, Thimphu on October 17, 2019.
At the ceremony, a traditional ritual of Bhutan called Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa was performed. Ambassador Mr. Acharya was received in a group audience by His Majesty The King following the Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa. During the audience, His Majesty The King mentioned that he was born in Nepal and has close bond with Nepal and Nepali people.
The ceremony was followed by High Tea and photo session with His Majesty The King at the Courtyard.
Ambassador Mr. Acharya had a separate audience with His Majesty The King, during which the Ambassador conveyed message of friendship and best wishes from the Right Honorable President Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari and the Right Honorable Prime Minister Mr K P Sharma Oli to His Majesty The King and the people of Bhutan. Ambassador Mr. Acharya expressed the most sincere thanks for the goodwill extended by His Majesty The King of Bhutan towards Nepal. The Ambassador mentioned of the need of further expanding the friendly relations between the two countries, including through exchange of high level visits. His Majesty the King mentioned of the deep cultural connection between Nepal and Bhutan. His Majesty extended his greetings and best wishes to the Right Honorable President and the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal and extended best wishes to the Ambassador for a successful tenure.
Hon Members of the Royal Privy Council, Hon Members of the National Council, Hon Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, Director of the Department of Bilateral Affairs and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Government of Bhutan were present at the ceremony.
Embassy of Nepal,
October 18, 2019