Kathmandu — Nepal’s Ambassador to Bhutan Nilamber Acharya presented the Letters of Credence to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the king of Bhutan amidst a ceremony held at Tashichhodzong, Thimphu.
At the ceremony, a traditional ritual of Bhutan called Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa was performed, Khabarhub reported.
Ambassador Acharya was received in a group audience by the King of Bhutan following the Zhugdrel Phunsum Tshogpa.
During the audience, Bhutan’s king mentioned that he was born in Nepal and has a close bond with Nepal and Nepali people.
Ambassador Acharya also had a separate audience with the King, during which the Ambassador conveyed the message of friendship and best wishes from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K P Oli to the king.
Ambassador Acharya expressed sincere thanks for the goodwill extended by the King of Bhutan towards Nepal and mentioned the need of further expanding the friendly relations between the two countries, including through exchange of high-level visits.