26 June, Thimphu: At the sidelines of the 4th Meeting of the SAARC Agriculture Ministers, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor had bilateral meetings with Bangladeshi delegation led by Md. Nasiruzzaman, Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and Nepali Delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal at Terma Linca. Also present were the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji and senior agriculture experts. The meeting saw
discussions on potential areas of collaboration. Bhutan and Bangladesh established diplomatic ties in 1973 and shares a strong relationship. In January 1980, Bangladesh opened an embassy in Bhutan headed by a resident ambassador. Bhutan and Nepal are the founding members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The two nations formally established diplomatic relations in 1983.
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