On behalf of the United States Department of State, I offer my sincere congratulations on the occasion of Bhutan’s December 17 National Day.
The United States deeply values the warm ties between the American and Bhutanese peoples. I commend Bhutan’s leadership in the international system, including its important contributions to UN peacekeeping missions. Bhutan’s transition to democracy, under the wise leadership of His Majesty the King, is an inspiration to the region and the world. I look forward to further deepening the unofficial relations between our two countries and the close ties between our peoples.
Please accept my best wishes on behalf of all Americans on the National Day celebration of Bhutan.