An­nual Bhutan Day cel­e­brated in Am­s­ter­dam

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The Friends of Bhutan As­so­ci­a­tion in the Nether­lands in­vited Am­bas­sador Pema Cho­den and of­fi­cials from the Royal Bhutanese Em­bassy in Brus­sels along with a vis­it­ing del­e­ga­tion headed by Ke­sang Wangdi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs at­tended the an­nual Bhutan Day on 25th Novem­ber 2017 in Am­s­ter­dam.

Present at the event were Mr. Cor­nelius Klein, Honorary Con­sul of the King­dom of Bhutan to the Nether­lands, Mr. Harry Zon­der, founder of the friend­ship as­so­ci­a­tion and over 40 Dutch mem­bers of the friend­ship as­so­ci­a­tion as well as Bhutanese na­tion­als liv­ing and study­ing in the Nether­lands.

Mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion made pre­sen­ta­tions on their projects in Bhutan. These in­clude the Nat­u­ralis Bio­di­ver­sity Agency project on in­ver­te­brate species, Bhutan Film Trust help to Bhutanese film mak­ers; In­no­cis Foun­da­tion project on men­tal health care with the Bhutan Youth De­vel­op­ment Fund and the Bhutan Mu­sic Foun­da­tion schol­ar­ships at the Kilu Mu­sic school in Thim­phu.

Am­bas­sador Pema Cho­den thanked the mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion for their friend­ship and sup­port and for pro­mot­ing Bhutan in the Nether­lands. She noted the long­stand­ing friend- ship and mul­ti­fac­eted co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Bhutan and the Nether­lands.

The Friends of Bhutan in the Nether­lands was founded in 1989 by Mr. Harry Zon­der and his friends Mr. Ger­ald Velthuis and the late Mr. Henk Scholten. Mr. Wim Van Gelder is the Pres­i­dent of the friend­ship as­so­ci­a­tion.

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