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Visit of Foreign Secretary to Bhutan (October 02-05, 2017)

October 04, 2017

  • Dr. S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, is visiting Bhutan from 2-5 October 2017. During the visit, Foreign Secretary met Dasho Sonam Tshong, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan. Foreign Secretary had an audience with His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan and called on the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, and the Foreign Minister of Bhutan, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji.
  • Foreign Secretary held discussions on the complete range of bilateral relations, including implementation of the ongoing Government of India assisted projects under Bhutan’s XIth Five Year Plan, priorities of Bhutan for the XIIth Five Year Plan, trade and economic ties, hydropower cooperation, and people to people contacts. Both sides reviewed preparations for the celebrations of 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2018. The two sides also shared their perspective on regional and other issues of mutual interest.
  • The unique relations between India and Bhutan are characterized by deep understanding and mutual trust. The visit of the Foreign Secretary was in keeping with tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries to strengthen and expand the unique ties.
October 04, 2017



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