Top US diplomat visits Bhutan, calls for rule-based order in Indo-Pacific region

Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan made a trip to Bhutan this week, during which the US underscored the importance of protecting and enhancing a rule-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. The deputy secretary of state, who visited Bhutan’s capital Thimphu from August 12 to 13, is the highest-ranking American diplomat in two decades to visit this nascent Himalayan democracy.