His Majesty the King is in Bangladesh on a State Visit, accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and Their Royal Highnesses Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck, and Gyalsem Sonam Yangden Wangchuck, on the invitation of the President of Bangladesh, Mohammed Shahabuddin.

Their Majesties were warmly welcomed to Bangladesh by the President and First Lady, Dr Rebeka Sultana. 

The President received His Majesty the King at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, and the armed forces of Bangladesh presented a Guard of Honour. 

Their Majesties are special guests at the celebration of Bangladesh’s Independence and National Day, on March 26.  

Upon arrival in Dhaka, Their Majesties visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is regarded in Bangladesh as the Father of the Nation.

Foreign minister, Hasan Mahmud, called on His Majesty the King. 

Their Majesties also met with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office. 

A series of Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements to enhance trade, co-operation and cultural exchanges between Bhutan and Bangladesh were signed in the presence of Their Majesties and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. 

In the evening, Their Majesties met with Bhutanese students studying in Bangladesh. His Majesty also granted an audience to the staff of the Royal Bhutan Embassy in Dhaka. 

The delegation accompanying Their Majesties on the State Visit includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Minister of Health, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Employment, and senior officials. 

Their Majesties’ state visit to Bangladesh reflects the close and historic ties that exist between the two countries. 

Bhutan-Bangladesh relations dates back to 1971 when Bhutan recognised Bangladesh as an independent nation and have remained exceptionally warm and friendly.