18th Aug, 2011

The Honorary Consul of Sweden in Bhutan

Yarkay group’s MD Phub Zam with Lena Weden

The Swedish embassy in New Delhi, India officially appointed the managing director of Yarkay group, Phub Zam as the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Bhutan, yesterday.

he proposal to set up a honorary consul was approved on June 1 this year. The honorary was handed over to Phub Zam by a counsellor with the Swedish embassy in New Delhi, Lena Weden.

Unlike Indian and Bangladesh embassy, the honorary consul would not have diplomats of Sweden working the consul.

The establishment is to promote the already existing friendship between Sweden and Bhutan from the 80s, Lena Weden said.

“It would facilitate Sweden officials coming in and Bhutanese wishing to visit Sweden,” she said. “It is aimed at promoting trade relations as well.”

Phub Zam said Bhutan could explore tourism, culture and trade between the two counrties. “We may receive more tourists, which is less than 100 a year today,” Phub Zam, 51 said. Source: Kuenselonline

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