Interview with the former SSB President Marianne Frei in the “Chidrel Tawaa” 2020 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ first annual publication titled “Chidrel Tawaa” was electronically launched by the Hon’ble Foreign Minister, (Dr.) Tandi Dorji with an interview with the former SSB President Marianne Frei (p. 62 - 65). In the publication you find reports about the collaboration of Bhutan with different countries in the world.


The New Board of SSB

2020 SSB Board 

The new board of the Society Switzerland Bhutan with its new president Claudio Zingg gathered for the first meeting on June 25th, 2020 together with the resigning president Marianne Frei and the resigning treasurer Rosmarie Frey. Marianne Frei and Rosmarie Frey will be still active in the society organizing the postponed events commemorating 20 years of SSB taking place in 2021.


General Assembly 2020 of the Society Switzerland – Bhutan (Online Vote)

Due to COVID-19 the General Assembly 2020 had to be replaced by an online vote.

To honor the outstanding work of the past president Marianne Frei and the treasurer Rosmarie Frey, SSB will hold on October 3, 2020 an abbreviated General Assembly to thank the outgoing members of the board and present a cultural programme.

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SSB Members and Swiss Friends of Bhutan donating 28’000 Swiss Francs to three COVID-19 Projects in Bhutan

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The Society Switzerland-Bhutan in cooperation with our sister organization BSS started a fundraising campaign to show the solidarity with Bhutan in this difficult time of COVID-19. Although Bhutan has been spared till now from any loss of life due to COVID-19, the impact on the economy is substantial.

With this modest amount SSB and its members try to give our Bhutanese friends hope and strength to succeed on their way to grow from one of the least developed countries to a middle-income country despite of COVID-19. This requires more than money and we admire the solidarity within the Bhutanese society. .

The SSB contributions will go to the following projects:

  • the Loden-UNDP Bhutan Covid-19 Response Fund to support entrepreneurs,
  • HM’s Kidu Relief Fund for COVID-19 to support Bhutanese who have lost their job and income due to COVID-19,
  • an initiative by one of the Swiss SSB members to provide Bhutan with medical supplies as masks and overalls for health personal.


Red Flower Rice from Bhutan available in Switzerland

Due to COVID-19 and the closed borders the Red Flower Rice from Bhutan will arrive later in Switzerland. Thank you for your patience!

Here you get more information


The first product of Drachukha Flower Group and Druk Metho is available in Switzerland! Unique red rice refined with precious edible flowers, Himalayan herbs and spices. 

The Society Switzerland – Bhutan is supporting the project through financing the construction of a new drying unit in Drachukha.

You can support the farmer families from Bhutan in their plans to export their products for the first time and thus open up future perspectives for them in agriculture. To make the transport to Switzerland possible, at least 300 packages must be ordered.

Please order online and spread the news among family and friends: