Bhutanese PM to hold talks with Modi; also meet Jaitley & other Union Ministers

The visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, who arrived here on a three-day visit, will hold important round of talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi here on Friday.

His visit takes place during the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. 

On his first visit to India, since taking charge last month, the new Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering on his arrival on Thursday was received by Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla.

Sources said a host of issues, including Bhutan’s 12th five-year development plan, is likely to figure at the talks prominently, 

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on the visiting dignitary here on Thursday, MEA sources said.

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the two sides are likely to discuss all aspects of bilateral relations, including high-level exchanges, people-to-people ties, and economic, development and hydropower cooperation.

“Time-tested relationship. Dr Lotay Tshering PM Bhutan received warmly by MoS Finance on arrival in Delhi for a 3-day State Visit at the invitation of PM Narendra Modi. India-Bhutan celebrate 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations this year,” MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted after Bhutanese leader’s arrival here.

The visiting dignitary will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. 

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Power Minister R K Singh will also call on the Bhutanese leader, sources said. 


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