Bhutan and Germany established diplomatic relations on 25 November 2020 through exchange of Notes Verbale between the Royal Bhutanese Embassy and the Embassy of Germany in New Delhi.
The Ministry will soon accredit an Ambassador to Germany.
The Ministry has conveyed the Agrèment of the Royal Government of Bhutan to the accreditation of the Ambassador of Germany based in New Delhi to Bhutan.
German assistance to Bhutan started in the early 1970s. Bhutan was included as a programme country for German bilateral assistance from 1987 and a Technical Cooperation Agreement was signed between the two Governments on 21 December 1989 under which the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) established an office in Thimphu. The GTZ Office in Thimphu provided the necessary liaison for the co-ordination of German assisted projects. German assistance was mainly in the Renewable Natural Resources, Health, Technical Institute and cultural sectors. The GTZ office in Thimphu was closed in March 2006 after the conclusion of their last project in the country.
The two countries continue to collaborate on projects related to climate change, sustainable consumption and production, and other areas bilaterally and through the European Union.
Discussions are also ongoing between the two sides towards identifying new areas of cooperation.