Damcho Dorji in 2016
|Foreign Minister of Bhutan|
Assumed office |
2 August 2015
|Preceded by||Rinzin Dorje|
23 June 1965|
|Political party||People's Democratic Party|
Sherubtse College |
Government Law College, Mumbai
Early life and education
Born in Khailo, Gasa in 1965, Dorji studied at Punakha High School and undertook his undergraduate studies at Sherubtse College in Trashigang. He carried out postgraduate studies at the Government Law College in Mumbai and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C..
Damcho Dorji is a member of the People's Democratic Party and was first elected to the National Assembly of Bhutan in the 2008 elections for the Khatoed Laya constituency. Following his reelection in the 2013 elections, Dorji was appointed as the Minister for Home and Cultural Affairs in 2013 by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. In August 2015, he took over as Foreign Minister following the sacking of Rinzin Dorje over corruption charges.
- "Damcho Dorji takes over as Foreign Minister from today". Bhutan Times. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- "Damcho Dorji becomes Bhutan's first attorney general". hindustantimes.com. Aug 17, 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- "Lyonpo Damcho Dorji". nab.gov.bt. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- "Bhutan foreign minister to be sacked". thedailystar.net. July 22, 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
| Foreign Minister of Bhutan
2 August 2015–present