• Fri. Sep 30th, 2022
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On December 11, Israel announced that it had established diplomatic relations with Bhutan. It’s the fifth country in just three months!

Israel signed the Abrahamic Agreements with the Emirates and Bahrain on 15 September (read MIFF’s articles on the Abrahamic Agreements HERE). Then came the normalization agreement with Sudan (read MIFF’s articles on the agreement HERE), on the first day of Chanukkah on December 10, Israel signed a peace agreement with Morocco (read MIFF’s articles on the agreement HERE).

Bhutan is not an Arab country. Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka and Bhutan Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel signed the agreement to establish diplomatic relations. The agreement fell into place after secret talks between officials from both countries and reciprocal visits in recent years to establish diplomatic relations, according to the Foreign Ministry, which works with Bhutan through the ministry’s Mashav branch – the Agency for International Development and Cooperation. Through the agency, students from Bhutan have also come to Israel to receive instruction in agriculture, writes the newspaper Jerusalem Post.

The countries have agreed to cooperate on economics, technology, agricultural development, cultural exchange and tourism.

– The agreement will open up many more cooperation opportunities for the benefit of both our people, Malka wrote on Twitter.

Bhutan is located in South Asia and is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, the small closed country is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. Bhutan borders Tibet to the north and India to the south and has a population of less than 800,000. Bhutan’s capital and largest city is Thimphu. The land area is 38,894 square kilometers, equivalent to the size of the US state of Maryland.

Bhutan’s official state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and is practiced by up to three quarters of the country’s population. A quarter of the population practices Hinduism. Freedom of religion is guaranteed and conversion is forbidden by royal decree.

Bhutan became a constitutional monarchy in the first parliamentary elections in 2008. Before that it was an absolute monarchy. The King’s official title is Dragon King.

The country has only official diplomatic relations with 53 countries. The United States and Britain are among the countries that do not have official relations with Bhutan. The country has embassies in only seven out of the 53 countries, only India, Bangladesh and Kuwait have embassies in Bhutan. Other countries maintain informal diplomatic contact through their embassies in neighboring countries.

Internet and television first came to the country in 1999.

Bhutan has strong economic, strategic and military ties with India and has strong political and diplomatic ties with Bangladesh. The country’s main export is hydropower to India. The country is mostly closed to the outside world, especially outside of South Asia. It is Bhutan’s way of maintaining the country’s culture and protecting its natural resources. Although the country restricts tourism, Indian and Bhutanese citizens can travel to each other’s countries without passports or visas. Bhutan closed its border with nearby China after China’s invasion of Tibet in 1959.

As a tourist, you must either have a planned and prepaid guided tour, be a guest invited by the government, as a guest of a citizen or of a voluntary organization.

The official language of the country is dzongkha (bhutanese), which is one of the 53 Tibetan languages ​​spoken throughout Central Asia. English is the language of instruction in schools

On December 11, Israel announced that it had established diplomatic relations with Bhutan. It’s the fifth country in just three months!

Israel signed the Abrahamic Agreements with the Emirates and Bahrain on 15 September (read MIFF’s articles on the Abrahamic Agreements HERE). Then came the normalization agreement with Sudan (read MIFF’s articles on the agreement HERE), on the first day of Chanukkah on December 10, Israel signed a peace agreement with Morocco (read MIFF’s articles on the agreement HERE).

Bhutan is not an Arab country. Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka and Bhutan Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel signed the agreement to establish diplomatic relations. The agreement fell into place after secret talks between officials from both countries and reciprocal visits in recent years to establish diplomatic relations, according to the Foreign Ministry, which works with Bhutan through the ministry’s Mashav branch – the Agency for International Development and Cooperation. Through the agency, students from Bhutan have also come to Israel to receive instruction in agriculture, writes the newspaper Jerusalem Post.

The countries have agreed to cooperate on economics, technology, agricultural development, cultural exchange and tourism.

– The agreement will open up many more cooperation opportunities for the benefit of both our people, Malka wrote on Twitter.

Bhutan is located in South Asia and is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, the small closed country is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. Bhutan borders Tibet to the north and India to the south and has a population of less than 800,000. Bhutan’s capital and largest city is Thimphu. The land area is 38,894 square kilometers, equivalent to the size of the US state of Maryland.

Bhutan’s official state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and is practiced by up to three quarters of the country’s population. A quarter of the population practices Hinduism. Freedom of religion is guaranteed and conversion is forbidden by royal decree.

Bhutan became a constitutional monarchy in the first parliamentary elections in 2008. Before that it was an absolute monarchy. The King’s official title is Dragon King.

The country has only official diplomatic relations with 53 countries. The United States and Britain are among the countries that do not have official relations with Bhutan. The country has embassies in only seven out of the 53 countries, only India, Bangladesh and Kuwait have embassies in Bhutan. Other countries maintain informal diplomatic contact through their embassies in neighboring countries.

Internet and television first came to the country in 1999.

Bhutan has strong economic, strategic and military ties with India and has strong political and diplomatic ties with Bangladesh. The country’s main export is hydropower to India. The country is mostly closed to the outside world, especially outside of South Asia. It is Bhutan’s way of maintaining the country’s culture and protecting its natural resources. Although the country restricts tourism, Indian and Bhutanese citizens can travel to each other’s countries without passports or visas. Bhutan closed its border with nearby China after China’s invasion of Tibet in 1959.

As a tourist, you must either have a planned and prepaid guided tour, be a guest invited by the government, as a guest of a citizen or of a voluntary organization.

The official language of the country is dzongkha (bhutanese), which is one of the 53 Tibetan languages ​​spoken throughout Central Asia. English is the language of instruction in schools

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