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  1. H.E. Mr. Lee Jang-keun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bhutan, handed over four electric cars (Hyundai Kona) to Ambassador Pema Choden, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today in Thimphu.
  2. The electric cars are provided by the Government of the Republic of Korea under its Small Grant Aid for the year 2021 to the Royal Government of Bhutan. Since 2016, the Ministry has received 22 cars from the Government of the Republic of Korea, including the current four Hyundai Kona electric cars.
  3. Foreign Secretary, in her remarks, said that the four electric cars will contribute to the Royal Government’s efforts to promote a low carbon transport system which is one of the identified actions for low emission development to support Bhutan’s effort to remain carbon neutral in our first Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
  4. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Gross National Happiness Commission attended the handover ceremony.

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