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Korean Volunteer Programme Office to open soon

Pema Seldon Tshering, Thimphu
Sep 27, 2017

A Korean Volunteer Programme Office will be opened in the country later this year. This is to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Korea.

The project, according to the Korean Ambassador to Bhutan, is in its final stages. By the end of this year, the Korean government would be able to send voluntary assistance in the areas of construction, electronics and agriculture.

“I wish that one day, a full-fledged Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office will open,” said Ahn Seong-doo, the Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Bhutan.

“This is an important presence. Without physical presence, we face difficulties cooperating, but with the opening of KOICA Voluntary Office here, we can deepen our cooperation.”

Today, Korea continues to play an important role in Bhutan’s socio-economic development pursuits, particularly in the field of human resource development.

The Officiating Prime Minister, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, said the Republic of Korea is one of Bhutan’s valued development partners. She added there is a tremendous potential to expand the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Also, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations, the foreign ministry and the Bhutan Postal Corporation released a joint stamp album yesterday.

The diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Korea was established on September 24, 1987.

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