Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Bhutanese delegation led by Hon’ble Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo attends the 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA, for the first time is conducted through a virtual mechanism considering the current global pandemic.

In Her Excellency’s statement, Lyonpo mentioned that, “Bhutan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is led by His Majesty the King, who is at the front line of this situation and continues to lead with compassion and wisdom”.
H.E commended the excellent leadership of the Director General, WHO and shared Bhutan’s experience in dealing with the current situation. H.E highlighted that the global solidarity is quintessential as the only logical and realistic way to respond and manage this public health crisis and that the world must re-emphasis the importance on investing in “health for ALL and health in ALL” to establish a resilient and sustainable health system.
The WHO has invited Hon’ble Lyonchhen to make a closing speech tomorrow. The ongoing meeting will continue until 4 AM tomorrow and resume towards afternoon.