Staff Reporter

As a special representative of His Majesty The King, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will leave on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh today.

Lyonchhen will participate in the celebrations of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.

During the visit, Lyonchhen will call on the Bangladeshi President Md Abdul Hamid and also the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, and Foreign Minister, Abul Kalam Abdul Momen.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will visit the National Martyrs’ Memorial at Savar and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.  He will be the guest of honour at the programme to celebrate the Birth Celebration of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bangabandhu at the National Parade Ground on March 24.

He is accompanied by senior government officials, representatives from media houses, and a cultural troupe from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA).

Lyonchhen and the delegation will return on March 25 and undergo a 21-day facility quarantine in keeping with the Covid-19 health protocol.

This is the prime minister’s second visit to Dhaka after assuming office in November 2018.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of the independence of Bangladesh by Bhutan and the friendship between the two countries.  On December 6, 1971, Bhutan became the first country to recognise the independence of Bangladesh.  A series of events are being planned to commemorate the special occasion.