8.12.2020 - 20 Years of our Sister Organization Bhutan - Switzerland Society BSS

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On 8th December 2000, Dasho Tshering Wangda organized a first meeting in Thimphu, where the Bhutan-Swiss Friendship Association was launched. Late Dasho Pema Wangchuk was elected as the first President, Dasho Ugyen Tshering as Vice President (Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering, former Foreign Minister) and Dasho Tshering Wangda, Secretary of the Association.

Four months earlier the Society Switzerland – Bhutan was founded on 4th August 2000. For 20 years the two associations are working hand in hand to foster the friendship between the two countries.

On 12th November 2001 the first Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the two Societies.

On this happy occasion the Board of the Society Switzerland – Bhutan wishes to thank all the BSS members, the BSS Board and the BSS President Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji for their support, friendship and their contribution to make “Far apart and close together” not only a statement but a meaningful path of bringing together the people and the strengths of our two countries. We are looking forward to our common projects ahead!


Interview with the former SSB President Marianne Frei in the “Chidrel Tawaa” 2020 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ first annual publication titled “Chidrel Tawaa” was electronically launched by the Hon’ble Foreign Minister, (Dr.) Tandi Dorji with an interview with the former SSB President Marianne Frei (p. 62 - 65). In the publication you find reports about the collaboration of Bhutan with different countries in the world.


The New Board of SSB

2020 SSB Board 

The new board of the Society Switzerland Bhutan with its new president Claudio Zingg gathered for the first meeting on June 25th, 2020 together with the resigning president Marianne Frei and the resigning treasurer Rosmarie Frey. Marianne Frei and Rosmarie Frey will be still active in the society organizing the postponed events commemorating 20 years of SSB taking place in 2021.