In what is yet another feather in Bhutan’s diplomatic cap, the Republic of Poland inaugurated its consulate office in Bhutan.
The consulate office which will be based in the capital Thimphu will be headed by Honorary Consul Wangdi Jamyang.
Given the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the conferment to his current designation and opening of the honorary consulate was conducted online on 29 November coinciding with the 9th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of Poland.
Welcoming his appointment, Wangdi Jamyang said the official establishment of a Polish consulate comes with the opportunity to create awareness and understanding of each country’s culture, and for the citizens of the two countries.
He added the platform will help to connect people, businesses and communities, and promote bilateral trade opportunities for investment, tourism, cultural and educational cooperation through activities exchange.
“My experience with my Polish friends is that of a family; a brother and an old friend. I am happy to share my love for Poland, her culture, and her brilliant people to the people of Bhutan,” he continued, adding a good relationship is primarily based upon mutual trust and understanding.
Sharing his long years of association with Polish friends, Wangdi Jamyang describes remarkable similarities between Polish and Bhutanese as a love for family, faith in their religion, warm hospitality, and incredible generosity from the heart. “If there is anything such as being too human; Polish and Bhutanese fit the bill,” he said.
The Polish-Bhutan Friendship Association recommended his appointment in Poland through the Polish Embassy in New Delhi, India with the consent of the Poland government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan.
Ambassador of Poland accredited to Bhutan-based in New Delhi, Adam Burakowski presented the consular commission signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland prof. Zbigniew Rau, in the presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan.
Wangdi Jamyang is the Managing Director of Bhutan One Pvt. Limited – a tourism and hospitality company. He has a very close affinity with the Polish people and their culture and looks forward to serving well during his tenure as the Honorary Consul.
Bhutan and Poland established diplomatic relations in 2012 following a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations signed by the Permanent Representatives of both countries to the United Nations in New York.
The Polish consulate is one of 21 foreign representations in the country. Bhutan currently does not have a diplomatic mission in Poland.