Wednesday , 19 September 2018
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PM Modi and Bhutanese PM to discuss wide range of issues

In the evening Bhutanese Prime Minister will meet President Ramnath Kovind. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay arrived in New Delhi on Thursday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Togbay and discussed ways to deepen overall bilateral cooperation.

In a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Swaraj and the Bhutanese PM held “warm discussions” to take the ties between the two countries to new heights. “Exceptional, time-tested and everlasting relationship! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Prime Minister of #Bhutan @tsheringtobgay. Warm discussions on taking the relationship to new heights during the Golden Jubilee Year of establishment of diplomatic relations,” he tweeted.

IOn Tuesday, the MEA said his visit would provide an opportunity to advance the “exemplary ties of friendship” between the two countries. In February, Tobgay had visited Guwahati to participate in an investors’ summit on the sidelines of which he and Modi had held talks.

A few days after Tobgay’s visit, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had quietly travelled to Bhutan where they held extensive talks with the Bhutanese leadership on key strategic issues including the situation in Doklam.

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