Jaishankar calls on Bhutanese PM, discusses bilateral issues

Jaishankar calls on Bhutanese PM, discusses bilateral issues

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Thimpu, June 7: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, who is on a two-day visit to Bhutan, on Friday called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s greetings.
It was "constructive conversation with a close partner", tweeted MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar.
"High-level exchanges and engagements have further enhanced our bilateral connections," he wrote.
Earlier on his arrival, Dr Jaishankar held talks with his Bhutan counterpart Dr Tandi Dorji and discussed issues of mutual interests.
Both the leaders held talks with emphasis on development partnership and hydro power.
This is Dr Jaishankar’s first visit abroad as the External Affairs Minister and is seen as a reflection on the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan.
During the two-day visit, External Affairs Minister is expected to have audience with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and call on Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan.
In 2014 after taking over, Prime Minister Mr Modi's first visit was to Himalayan neighbourBhutan.