PM was called on by H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development Cooperation
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by H.E. Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development Cooperation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this afternoon.
Lyonchhen conveyed that RGoB accorded high importance to the relationship with the European Union (EU) and stated that it was an honor to receive the Commissioner and his delegation in Bhutan.
Notwithstanding the challenges faced by the country to this day, Lyonchhen and Commissioner Piebalgs discussed ways of coming up with more diverse and innovative measures toward addressing economic difficulties such as the growing trade imbalance, increasing debt, inflation, unemployment, arising climate change issues and food insecurity among others. Commissioner Piebalgs stated that Bhutan and EU must understand the context in depth and reflect on these issues together
Today, His Excellency the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was called on by Mr. Wencai Zhang, the Vice President, Operations 1 of South Asia Department, Central and West Asia Department, ADB at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang.
Meeting Mr. Zhang, Lyonchhen thanked him for ADB’s involvement in enhancing and promoting socio-economic development of Bhutan. Lyonchhen conveyed that Bhutan has benefitted tremendously in all sectors with ADB’s generosity.