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Prime Minister of Bhutan to Pay Visit to India

The Prime Minister of Bhutan H.E. Tshering Tobgay will be paying a visit to New Delhi on Thursday i.e. 5th of July for three days. During this visit, both India and Bhutan are expected to hold discussions on a host of issues, including economic cooperation and security ties.

To announce Tobgay’s visit, the External Affairs Ministry released a statement saying that his visit will provide an opportunity to advance the “exemplary ties of friendship” between India and Bhutan.

The visit comes in the wake of two countries celebrating the golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic ties between them. Tshering Tobgay will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well.

“The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Tobgay, during the golden jubilee year, will provide an opportunity to both the sides to hold discussions on issues of mutual interest, and advancing the exemplary ties of friendship for the benefit of the two peoples,” the statement said. It also stated that India and Bhutan enjoy unique ties of friendship and cooperation, are characterised by “utmost trust” and “mutual understanding”.

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According to a media advisory given by the Ministry of External Affairs, India, Tobgay is expected to arrive on the 5th of July and for the first day will attend to calls with Shri Vijay Keshav Gokhale, Foreign Secretary and then with Smt. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister.

On Friday, Tobgay after attending a call with Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State of Power and New & Renewable Energy, is expected to meet with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the afternoon, and the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in the evening.

Tobgay will be leaving India by afternoon on Saturday i.e. 7th of July after a call with Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Finance, Coal, Railways and Corporate Affairs.