Bhutan’s Ambassador to Bangladesh Sonam T Rabgye, on behalf of the government, received a package of essential medicine from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh ‘s Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mohammed Nasim in Bangladesh yesterday.

A press release from the Bhutan Embassy in Dhaka states that the receiving of the package of essential medicine by the ambassador is to symbolise the handing over of 258 essential medicines to Bhutan.

Bhutan requested for the supply of essential medicines for a year during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to Bhutan in April last year, according to the press release.

The consignment of medicines will be delivered to the health ministry in three phases in September, October and November this year.

“Bangladesh and Bhutan share a special bond of friendship and understanding which rests in history and political leadership since Bhutan became the first country to recognise Bangladesh’s independence on December 6, 1971,” the press release states.

Staff Reporter