Wednesday, 8 July 2009

His Majesty grants audience to Dutch Development Cooperation Minister

July 8: His Majesty the King granted audience to the Dutch Development Cooperation Minister, Mr. Bert Koenders at the Tashichhodzong this morning.

Later, His Majesty also granted audience to the Chairman and Executive Director of the Board of SNV, the Dutch development organization based in The Hague.

Earlier during the day, the Dutch Development Cooperation Minister called on the Prime Minister Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley.

Mr. Bert Koenders leaves the Kingdom tomorrow. He was here to discuss socio-economic development particularly in the areas of bio-diversity, human resource development and rural energy.

He also met the Foreign Minister Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering.

The Netherlands has committed 10 million euros for the 10th Five Year Plan.

Formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and the Netherlands were started in 1985.

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