PM Modi on two day visit to Bhutan, to hold bilateral talks with counterpart Tshering Tobgay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Friday on a two-day visit. This is the Prime Minister’s first visit after the new government took office in the Himalayan nation.

Upon his arrival at the Paro International Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by his counterpart, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

Later, PM Modi will have an audience with Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of the Himalayan nation.

Modi will also hold bilateral talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to receive a grand welcome at the Tashichho Dzong, a traditional Buddhist monastery and the seat of the Bhutanese government.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was on a five-day visit to India last week, his first foreign trip after assuming charge of the top office in January.

During his visit, he called on President Droupadi Murmu and met Prime Minister Modi. He also held meetings with captains of various industries, besides other important engagements.

Ahead of Modi’s visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement said that India and Bhutan share “a unique and enduring partnership which is rooted in mutual trust, understanding and goodwill”.

“The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between India and Bhutan and the government’s emphasis on its ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’,” the MEA said.

“India and Bhutan share a unique and enduring partnership which is rooted in mutual trust, understanding and goodwill. Our shared spiritual heritage and warm people-to-people ties add depth and vibrancy to our exceptional relations,” the ministry said.

Published By:

Vani Mehrotra

Published On:

Mar 22, 2024

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