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National day celebrated in Belgium

Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels, Belgium hosted a reception on December 15 on the occasion of the 110th National Day.

During the reception, Ambassador Pema Choden highlighted the importance and significance of the event that commemorates the coronation of Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck, the first Druk Gyalpo, in 1907.

Ambassador Pema Choden said that it is the celebration of Bhutan’s special history and how far the nation has come under the visionary leadership of our successive Kings.  She expressed appreciation to the European Union and its member states for their support to Bhutan over the decades.

The reception was attended by nearly 300 people, including members of the diplomatic corps, Belgian government, European Union, and business community and academia in Belgium, Honorary Consuls of Bhutan from Germany and the Netherlands, members of the friendship societies of Bhutan from Austria, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as Bhutanese students and residents from countries across Europe.

Frances –Marie Uitti, an accomplished cellist and founder of Bhutan Music Foundation performed traditional Bhutanese music on her cello.

Staff reporter

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