Damcho Dorji

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Damcho Dorji
Damcho Dorji 2016 (cropped).jpg
Damcho Dorji in 2016
Foreign Minister of Bhutan
Assumed office
2 August 2015
Preceded by Rinzin Dorje
Personal details
Born (1965-06-23) 23 June 1965 (age 53)
Gasa, Bhutan
Political party People's Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Kinzang Choden
Children 4
Alma mater Sherubtse College
Government Law College, Mumbai
Georgetown University

Damcho Dorji (born (1965-06-23)23 June 1965) is a Bhutanese politician who has been Foreign Minister of Bhutan since August 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

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..[1]


Between 2006 and 2007, Dorji was the Attorney General of Bhutan.[2]

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.[3] 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.[1][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Damcho Dorji takes over as Foreign Minister from today". Bhutan Times. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Damcho Dorji becomes Bhutan's first attorney general". hindustantimes.com. Aug 17, 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Lyonpo Damcho Dorji". nab.gov.bt. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Bhutan foreign minister to be sacked". thedailystar.net. July 22, 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rinzin Dorj
Foreign Minister of Bhutan
2 August 2015–present