Thimphu, 23 May, 2018 – The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, met with the European Union Ambassador to Bhutan, His Excellency Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski and Ambassadors of other EU Member States.
Welcoming the Delegation, Lyonpo 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. His Excellency 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, HE Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski on behalf of the EU member states committed and re-assured EU’s support to Bhutan. However, he mentioned that with Bhutan graduating from the LDC category, the approach and modality of cooperation may see a few changes. Lyonpo informed the Ambassadors that food self sufficiency is a national priority and discussed opportunities and issues associated with food self sufficiency.
Concluding the meeting, HE Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski thanked Hon’ble Minister for sharing the insights of MoAF 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 will launch 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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