His Majesty’s Secretariat organised a  thousand butter lamps lighting ceremony yesterday in Thimphu in honour of the late former Foreign Minister of Denmark Uffe Ellemann-Jensen. 

Late  Ellemann-Jensen was the Foreign Minister at the time of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Denmark and was primarily responsible for selecting Bhutan to become a Danish programme country. He was a leader of the Danish Liberal Party Venstre and President of European Liberals (ALDE) until 2000. The ceremony was attended by Foreign Minister, former Chief Justice Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, former MoIC Secretary Dasho Kinley Dorji and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.