Lee Yun-young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea called on the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.
Extending a warm welcome to the Ambassador, the Prime Minister conveyed that the Royal Government of Bhutan continues to attach high importance to its relations with the Republic of Korea. He also expressed his admiration for the remarkable economic progress made by the Republic of Korea in the past few decades.
The Ambassador thanked the Prime Minister for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation during their stay in Bhutan. He also commended on Bhutan’s unique development philosophy of Gross National Happiness. As regards the development miracle of ROK, the Ambassador shared that it was attributable to mainly three elements viz, strong leadership, motivation to work hard and the capacity building programs of the government.
Lyonchhen thanked the Government of Republic of Korea for the continued assistance through KOICA since 1995, and most recently for supporting the Bhutanese Film Industry.
Further, the Prime Minister and the Ambassador discussed on strengthening cooperation in areas such as HRD, private sector development, tourism, & FDIs. The Ambassador also agreed to explore assistance for procuring two helicopters to be used mainly for relief and rescue operations in Bhutan.
Ambassador Yun-young is in the country to attend the 12th Round Table Meeting and host the Korean Film Festival.