His Majesty the King yesterday sent messages to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and King Harald V of Norway to congratulate them on their birthdays.
"On the auspicious [occasion] of Your Majesty's Birthday Anniversary, I take great pleasure in extending my cordial congratulations and warmest wishes for Your Majesty's good health and happiness as well as for the success and prosperity of the Kingdom of Bhutan and her people.
"I truly believe that our two kingdoms will continue to work closely together to strengthen the ties of friendship and foster the beneficial cooperation for greater benefits of our two peoples.''
In the letter sent to King Harald V of Norway, His Majesty the King also extended his sincere congratulations and best wishes for the Norwegian monarch.
"I am convinced that our ties of friendship ... will make great strides forward for the benefits of both our people,'' the king said.