17th of december was Bhutan National Day. This hymalayan country celebrated its national day at Hotel Le Chatelain in Brussels.
Bhutan is a little country of 46500sqkm situated between China and India. It counts about 691000 inhabitants. Bhutan is now a constitutional monarchy since 2008 and parliamentary elections are held.
Bhutan has peaks of more than 7000m but also subtropical regions. The climate is quite various.
During the reign of King King Jigme Singye Wangchuck , important steps towards modernisation of the country were made. The powers of the King were reduced, television and internet were introduced in this hymalayan country.Heir Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became King in 2008 and is now 34.
Bhutan has now two political assemblies, a lower and a upper House of representatives and alreaydy two elections were run by the two main political parties since the announcement of the reforms by the former King.
Vajrayana Buddhism is a full part of the religious heritage of the country but there is constitutional freedom of religion.
Ambassador Sonam TSHONG is the Bhutan Ambassador to the King of Belgium.