India-Bhutan Sign MoU for Environmental Protection
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bhutan for further developing cooperation in the areas of Environment in New Delhi on 18 June, 2021.
The MoU was signed virtually by Shri Prakash Javadekar from the Indian side and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairperson of the National Environment Commission Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji from the Bhutanese side. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Javadekar said, the MoU will open new vistas of bilateral co-operation in the area of climate change, waste management etc.
Describing the relationship between the two countries as symbolic, he said, India wants to engage with Bhutan on environmental related issues including climate change. The MoU will also strengthen technological, scientific and management capabilities and expand the areas of cooperation in the field of environment to promote a mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries.