EU reassures support to Bhutan
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.