King of Bhutan meets PM Modi

Visiting King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi last evening.

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Mr Modi hosted a dinner in the honour of the visiting dignitary, his wife and son.

The Bhutanese King and the Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to advance the relations across diverse sectors of cooperation.

The King conveyed appreciation for the support that India provides to Bhutan’s socio-economic development.

Mr Modi also presented the Prince of Bhutan, an official football of the recently concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup and a chess set.

Earlier in the day, the Bhutanese King met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Mr Kovind conveyed deep appreciation for the King’s personal involvement and guidance and the support provided by Bhutan in addressing the recent situation in the Doklam area.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on the King. The leaders exchanged views on bilateral cooperation as well as other issues of mutual interest.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, senior Ministers and officials will call on the King during his stay in Delhi.

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