The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met Haoling Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme yesterday.
Congratulating Xu on his appointment, Lyonchhen expressed the Royal Government’s (RGoB) full confidence and faith in his leadership.
Lyonchhen conveyed that RGoB attaches great importance to UNDP’s partnership and field presence and added that Bhutan’s progress so far is attributed to UNDP’s generous cooperation and development assistance.
Meanwhile, Lyonchhen informed Xu that Bhutan is privileged to have UNDP co-hosting the Round Table Meeting and highlighted that the RTM discussion will greatly benefit from Xu’s vast experience and wisdom.
The Assistant Administrator and Director expressed his happiness in Bhutan’s development and recognized that Bhutan still faces many challenges. He reassured that UNDP is committed to continuing its cooperation and will render its support in fulfilling Bhutan’s development objectives.