Hosting of foreign dignitaries

Hosting of foreign dignitaries

Queen Jetsun Pema has hosted various foreign dignitaries in Bhutan alongside His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.


Their Majesties and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey with His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, the Former Prime Minister of Kuwait.

August 2019

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino and Prince Hisahito, at the Courtyard of Tashichhodzong. 


India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bhutan on a two-day State Visit on 17 - 19 August 2019. This was Prime Minister Modi’s second State Visit to Bhutan after his first visit in June 2014. The State Visit is in keeping with the long-established tradition of regular exchange of visits at the highest levels between Bhutan and India. King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema hosted a luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Modi on 18th August 2019 at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong.

His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Prime Minister Modi.


Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with the Thai Prime Minister's wife, Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha.


Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with HIH Princess Mako of Japan, at the inauguration of the 3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Festival.

Their Majesties with Princess Mako at the Tashichhodzong. Their Majesties and Princess Mako graced the Inauguration of the Royal Bhutan Exhibition at the Memorial Chorten on June 4

April 2017

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Her Excellency the Prime Minister of Bangladesh at the Tashichhodzong.

April 2017

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina and Saima Wazed (centre) at the International Conference on Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders, Thimphu. Saima Wazed is the daughter of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and the chairperson of National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders in Bangladesh.

April 2016 

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and the Duchess of Cambridge at the Lingkana Palace.

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the Golden Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong.

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.

September 2015

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen granted an audience to the outgoing Ambassador of Thailand to Bhutan Ms. Madurapochana Ittarong. Bhutan and Thailand have enjoyed warm and friendly relations, predating the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in 1989.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the Indian Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. His Excellency Subrahmanyam Jaishankar became the Foreign Secretary of India on 29 January 2015, and this is his first official visit to a foreign country since his appointment.

2014 (India)

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen welcomes His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee during his State Visit to Bhutan in 2014. As a special gesture, Their Majesties personally received the President, a lifelong friend of Bhutan.

Feb 2013

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen with the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh at a dinner hosted in Their Majesties’ honour.

His Majesty the King granted an audience to Bangladesh’s leader of Opposition and the Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Begum Khaleda Zia.