Policy Times Diplomatic Bureau : The Kingdom of Bhutan and the Federal Republic of Germany, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 25 November 2020.
The Exchange of Verbale Notes on the establishment of diplomatic relations took place between H.E. Maj. Gen. V. Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan to India, and H.E. Mr. Walter J. Lindner, Ambassador of Germany to India, on 25 November 2020, at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, New Delhi.
At the Exchange of Verbale Notes ceremony, the two Ambassadors exchanged views on areas of mutual cooperation and expressed the desire of their Governments to cooperate closely in areas of mutual benefit. With the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two Ambassadors expressed the desire to further deepen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Even in absence of diplomatic relations, Germany had been supporting Bhutan’s socio-economic development since the 1970s. More significantly, Bhutan continues to receive support from the European Union of which Germany is the largest contributor to the Union’s budget. People-to-people contacts between Bhutan and Germany have also increased over the years.
With the establishment of diplomatic relations with Germany, Bhutan now has diplomatic relations with 53 countries and the European Union.