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PM meets European Union’s Ambassador to Bhutan


Nov 29, 2012

The European Union’s Ambassador to Bhutan, Joao Gomes Cravinho, is here in the country to discuss EU-Bhutan relations. He met with the Prime Minister Jigmi Y.Thinley at Gyalyong Tshogkhang today.

Joao Gomes Cravinho said EU shall remain a strong development partner of Bhutan and will strengthen support in the areas of climate change and trade diversification.

He also said EU has been watching Bhutan’s progress with great admiration.

Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley said Bhutan is grateful for EU’s assistance and partnership in Bhutan’s development.  “The Ambassador must, during his visits, see some of the projects to assess the progress,” said the Prime Minister.

Lyonchhoen spoke of the need for Bhutan to diversify its relationship with the EU and that Bhutan desires to be free of donor assistance by 2020. He said that 11th Plan will be critical in the achievement of this goal.

 

 

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