Bhutan observed the 35th SAARC Charter Day on December 8, with the lighting of thousand butter lamps at Changangkha Lhakhang in Thimphu.
Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji, senior officials of the government along with members of the international community attended the event.
SAARC was established with the signing of its Charter on December 8, 1985.
A foreign ministry press release stated that as a founding member and a country that deeply values its membership to the Association, Bhutan has always strived to participate and contribute to the SAARC process to the best of our abilities. “The government will continue to work with all Member States to contribute towards realising the shared dreams and aspirations of our peoples,” the press release stated.
Meanwhile, the SAARC Development Fund also hosted a reception in the evening to observe the Charter Day .