PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan on 17-18 August

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PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan on 17-18 August
PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan on 17-18 August

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going to Bhutan on August 17 and 18 for a bilateral visit. He will be taking part in a wide range of programmes during the visit.

On Friday, he said, the visit to Bhutan in the beginning of the current term reflects the high importance that the Government attaches to India‚Äôs relations with Bhutan, our trusted friend and neighbour. 

In his departure statement, he said, "India and Bhutan enjoy excellent bilateral ties exemplified by our extensive development partnership, mutually beneficial hydro-power co-operation, and strong trade and economic linkages.  These are, reinforced by a shared spiritual heritage and robust people-to-people ties. 

"Both countries jointly celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations last year."

PM Modi also spoke about his expectations from the scheduled programmes.

"I look forward to having fruitful discussions with H.M. the King, H.M. the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Prime Minister of Bhutan on the entire gamut of our bilateral relations. I also look forward to addressing young Bhutanese students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan."