Bhutan’s National Council Chairman to visit Vietnam hinh anh 1Chairman of the National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan Tashi Dorji (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan Tashi Dorji will pay an official visit to Vietnam from May 11-14, the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Committee for External Affairs has announced.

The visit is made at the invitation of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the committee said.

Vietnam and Bhutan officially established diplomatic ties on January 19, 2012.

The two countries have boasted sound friendship with the regular exchange of congratulatory messages between leaders on the occasion of big events. 

Vietnam mainly exports tractors and wood furniture to Bhutan. Meanwhile, the AA Corporation of Vietnam and the AdrukA company of Bhutan have jointly invested in a wood furniture manufacturing project in the latter country since 2011. 

More than 1,430 Vietnamese tourists visited Bhutan in 2018, according to the latter’s Tourism Council.

Bhutan is selective in establishing relations with other countries. So far, it has set up diplomatic ties with only 53 nations.–VNA