EU re­as­sures sup­port to Bhutan

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The Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture and Forests, Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji, met with the Euro­pean Union (EU) Am­bas­sador to Bhutan, To­masz Ko­zlowski and Am­bas­sadors of other EU Mem­ber States.

Wel­com­ing the del­e­ga­tion, the min­is­ter com­mended that EU has been the main part­ner for Bhutan in strength­en­ing the agri­cul­ture, live­stock and forestry sec­tors which are the in­te­gral parts of ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. The min­is­ter as­sured that each cent will be used pru­dently for the pur­pose it is meant for.

Talk­ing about the long stand­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween EU and Bhutan, To­masz Ko­zlowski on be­half of the EU mem­ber states com­mit­ted and re-as­sured EU’s sup­port to Bhutan. How­ever, he men­tioned that with Bhutan gradu- at­ing from the LDC cat­e­gory, the ap­proach and modal­ity of co­op­er­a­tion may see a few changes. The min­is­ter in­formed the Am­bas­sadors that food self suf­fi­ciency is a na­tional pri­or­ity and dis­cussed op­por­tu­ni­ties and is­sues as­so­ci­ated with food self suf­fi­ciency.

In the con­clu­sion To­masz Ko­zlowski thanked Min­is­ter for shar­ing the in­sights of min­istry and also as­sured EU’s sup­port in the fu­ture as well.

The del­e­ga­tion is in the coun­try from 22 May to 24 May, 2018. Dur­ing their stay, they launched the EU Trade Project and take part in EU-Bhutan De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion Pol­icy di­a­logue on strate­gic points of in­ter­est and pos­si­ble ar­eas of co­op­er­a­tion after 2020.

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