PM to visit Bhutan on Aug 17


New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a State Visit to Bhutan on August 17 and 18, at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering.

An MEA statement said here on Friday that the visit reflects the high priority that the Government of India attaches to its relations with Bhutan, India’s trusted friend and neighbour.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Bhutan, very early in his second term, is in line with the government’s continued emphasis on its ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’.

During the visit, the Prime Minister is expected to meet Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan and hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart, Dr Tshering.

India and Bhutan share a special and time-tested partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect and reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people to people links.  The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level interactions, between the two countries, it added.