Bhutan. In February, Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk, King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk’s and Queen Jetsun Pema’s first-born son were born. According to countryaah, the current population of Bhutan is 771,619. The little boy thus became the crown prince of the mountain kingdom and took over after his uncle as the first in the throne. In honor of the Crown Prince, thousands of volunteers planted a total of 108,000 trees in the country.
In August, China expressed its interest in establishing diplomatic relations with Bhutan. The play came in connection with Bhutan Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji meeting with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao. According to thereligionfaqs, China and Bhutan have long disputed the boundary between the two countries.
In September, Bhutan announced that the country would not attend the South Asian Regional Cooperation Organization (SAARC) summit in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad in November. The Bhutanese authorities referred to the rising terrorism in the region which severely impaired the chances of holding a successful meeting.