Energy: Bhutan participated in the 15th ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 17, according to a foreign affairs press release.

Bhutan’s delegation was led by ambassador to Kuwait, Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor and officials of the foreign affairs and economic affairs ministries.

The Abu Dhabi Declaration was adopted at the meeting and will serve as a blueprint for collaborative approaches in implementing energy related programmes and projects for realisation of regional security and sustainability of energy resources and technologies.

Ambassador Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor said that there is a need to develop a regional energy market that is viable with infrastructural facilities for trading and harmonising the legal and regulatory framework.

The ambassador also expressed admiration for the UAE’s initiatives to promote happiness. He said that the UAE’s new appointments of a minister for happiness and a minister for tolerance deserve special mention.

Staff reporter