Foreign Minister for Bhutan
DR. TANDI DORJI
Tandi Dorji (born in 1968) is a Bhutanese politician who has been Foreign Minister for Bhutan since November 2018. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Bhutan, since October 2018.
He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Mymensingh Medical College under the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Master of International Public Health from University of Sydney, Australiaand Master of Business Administration from University of Canberra, Australia.
Before entering politics, he was a pediatrician, public health researcher and a technical advisor. Dorji is a founding member and former president of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa. He participated in the 2008 and 2013 elections. He was elected to the National Assembly of Bhutan in the 2018 elections for the Lingmukha Toedwang constituency. He received 3,154 votes and defeated Sonam Wangyel Wang, a candidate of DPT.
On 3 November, Lotay Tshering formally announced his cabinet structure and Tandi was named as Foreign Minister for Bhutan. On 7 November 2018, he was sworn in as Foreign Minister for Bhutan in the cabinet of Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.