PM Modi to visit Bhutan on March 21, hold bilateral discussions with Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bhutan on March 21 (Thursday) to keep up with the “tradition of regular high-level exchanges” between the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

“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, a statement by the ministry read.

During his two-day visit, the Prime Minister will meet Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, and former King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Modi will also hold discussions with Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on bilateral and regional matters, the statement 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,” it said.

“The visit will provide an opportunity for both sides to exchange views on bilateral and regional matters of interest and deliberate on ways to expand and intensify our exemplary partnership for the benefit of our peoples,” the statement added.

Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, visited India from March 14 to 18, in his first overseas visit after assuming office in February 2024.

Published By:

Ashutosh Acharya

Published On:

Mar 20, 2024

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