Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrives in India on four-day visit

Spread the love

The King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Crown Prince meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived here today on a four-day visit and in a special gesture was received at the airport by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

This is the first high-level visit from Bhutan to India after the “disengagement” between Indian and Chinese troops on August 28, ending a tense 73-day-long stand-off near the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in the Dokalam area.

“Special gesture for a valued friend. EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives Their Majesties, The King, The Queen and The Gyalsey (Prince) of Bhutan,” ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of Swaraj with the Bhutanese King, Queen and their son.

During his visit, the Bhutanese King will hold talks with the Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and review the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation.

“India and Bhutan enjoy unique ties of friendship, which are characterised by deep understanding and mutual trust. The visit of His Majesty the King of Bhutan is in keeping with the long standing tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries,” an external affairs ministry statement had said ahead of the visit.

The King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi

About PTI

PTI

Press Trust of India is the largest news agency in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi and is a nonprofit cooperative among more than 500 Indian newspapers and has more than 1,000 full-time employees, as on January 22, 2016

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *