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Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan visited India

Feb 13, 2013 12:21 IST

Prime Minister of BhutanPrime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley was on the home visit to India from 7 February to 9 February 2013. During his visit to India he met with President of Indian Union-Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vice-President of India-Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister-Manmohan Singh, Minister of Finance-P Chidambaram and Foreign Secretary-Ranjan Mathai.  

His visit was aimed at improving India-Bhutan bilateral relationship.

Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley
He is the Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Bhutan from 2008, after Bhutan became a democratic country. Bhutan became the youngest democracy of the world on 6 November 2008.

•    He was the secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1992
•    In 1994 was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
•    In 1994 he became Bhutan's Permanent Representative to the office of United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
•    Lyonchhen served as the Prime Minister of Bhutan twice before introduction of Democracy in the nation and the period included July 1998 to July 1999 and August 2003 to August 2004.

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