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RBE Brussels Hosts First  get together of the European Friends of Bhutan.

nd-rbe-brusselsThe first ever get together in Europe of  the  Honorary Consuls, Friendship Associations, Partners and other friends of Bhutan  in the European Union countries was hosted by the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels as a part of its commemorative events  to observe Bhutan’s National Day on 17 December 2013.

Present at the  working lunch conference were the Bhutanese Honorary Consul in the Netherlands and Germany, along with representatives of the  Friendship Associations from  Denmark, Netherlands, France, UK, Sweden and Hungary as well as  Bhutanese residents and students.

Kutshab Sonam Tshong  informed that the  main purpose of the  get together was  to acknowledge and thank  our  friends, partners and well wishers in Europe for their  contributions and also to discuss how we  could further improve our  cooperation and coordination both with the Embassy and among the Associations themselves.

Kutshab provided an update on the current political, social and economic priorities of the Royal Government including the issue of introducing electric  powered public transportation and  overseas employment possibilities for  Bhutanese was touched on.  An exclusively Bhutanese lunch prepared  by a team of visiting Bhutanese was served.  The occasion gave an opportunity to further strengthen existing relations with our friends in Europe.

Later in the evening,  the Embassy hosted a reception which included  Bhutanese cultural  performance and cuisine.  Besides the diplomatic community, business persons, academicians, media and  friends of Bhutan, a number of Bhutanese residents and  students studying in places as  far as Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium also attended the reception.

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