Japan Foreign Minister visit ends 

Japan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Takei Shunsuke left for Bhutan yesterday after a three-day visit from November 21 to 23. The Minister of State was accompanied by Suzuki Hiroshi, Ambassador Designate of Japan to Bhutan, officials of the Ministry of External Affairs. Embassy of Japan in Tokyo and Embassy of Japan in New Delhi. The Minister met the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister on the first day.

Suzuki Hiroshi and Tashoki Choden, Director, Department of Bilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an exchange of notes for grant-in-aid for the “Project to Strengthen Health Care Services in the Eastern Region”. Through this 535,000,000 yen project, the Japanese government will provide medical equipment needed for health care services for mothers and children to health facilities in six eastern districts.

Japan is a long-term development partner of Bhutan. Bhutan and Japan enjoy very close ties of friendship, cooperation and understanding.

A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said the visit by the minister to Bhutan would further strengthen the ties between the governments and people of the two countries.

This is the first high-level visit from Japan after the COVID-19 pandemic and the second ministerial visit from Japan to Bhutan.

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