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Chapter 10 BHUTAN AND THE WORLD

develop and maintain friendly relations with all countries in the region and beyond and plays an active role as a responsible member of the international community. The foreign policy of Bhutan is based on the principles of peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations. The fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck describes the country’s policy as being threefold:

Foreign Policy Bhutan strives to promote goodwill and cooperation with nations, foster respect for international law and treaty obligations, and encourage settlement of international disputes by peaceful means in order to promote international peace and security. The country also continues to

‘Firstly, we are committed politically to a strong and loyal sense of nationhood, to ensuring peace and security of our citizens and the sovereign territorial integrity of our land. Secondly, to achieve economic self-reliance and the capacity to begin and complete any project we undertake, and thirdly to preserve the ancient religions and cultural heritage that has for so many centuries strengthened and enriched our lives.’


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