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Bhutan's royals welcomed high-profile visitor from Kuwait
August 24, 2014, 11:48 am
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Bhutan has diplomatic relations with over twenty countries and for many years the tiny Himalayan kingdom has enjoyed a strong and close relationship with the State of Kuwait and its rulers

In keeping with tradition Bhutan’s young King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, also known as the Dragon King (Druk Gyalpo), welcomed Kuwait’s Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Minister of the Amir's  Court “Diwan Amiri”, the son of the Amir of Kuwait, at Bhutan’s International Airport near Paro.

Sheikh Nasser stayed in the picturesque mountainous landscape until 18 August , and attended, among other things, an audience with Bhutan’s King Jigme and his father the former King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. 

Bhutan’s charismatic Dragon King likewise paid a visit to Kuwait when he  attended the 50th anniversary of Kuwait’s independence on February 2011 at the invitation of the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah.

Ever since Bhutan and Kuwait established diplomatic relations in May 1983 and Bhutan, that same year, put up an embassy in Kuwait, the two countries have maintained a strong and friendly relationship.

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