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YOB attends youth congress in Norway (Diaspora)

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Main News

California, October 24: Youth Organization of Bhutan (YOB) represented Bhutan at the annual congress of the Norwegian youth organization AUF, held from October 16-19 in Oslo.

According to Rajen Giri, YOB president, organization’s  representative for European region Akaash Budathoki, currently living in Sweden, attended the congress where youth organizations from 15 countries were invited.

Budathoki is politically active and working very closely with some organizations in the region under YOB, Giri said in a statement.
 
Budathoki briefed the congress about political situation in Bhutan and distributed advocacy materials to participants. On the sideline of the congress, he met the political advisor of Prime Minister of Norway and informed him of the exiled Bhutanese issue.  Budathoki also met the Culture and Church Minister and let him know the situation of Bhutan and refugee imbroglio.
 
Additionally, Budathoki separately held meetings with AUF-Norway, DSU-Denmark and UJ- Iceland youth leaders. Bhutan News Service

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