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Modi visits Bhutan, ten agreements signed

Modi visits Bhutan, ten
agreements signed

On his second visit to Bhutan and first since his re-election in May this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a wide range of discussion over the expansion of bilateral partnership with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering Saturday and signed 10 MoUs to infuse new energy in their ties.
“We had a comprehensive meeting, where we deliberated on the relations between India and Bhutan. There is great scope to further improve economic and cultural ties between our nations,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Bhutan was the first country Modi visited after assuming charge as prime minister in 2014. On his part, PM Tshering said India and Bhutan may vary in size but their beliefs, values and motivation are common.
“On his (Modi) first visit to Bhutan, I remember him saying that Bhutan and India are close not because we have open borders, but because we have opened our hearts to each other. Your visit this time shows how much you meant it,” he said.
On arrival, Modi received a red-carpet welcome at the Paro airport where he was received by the Bhutanese prime minister. He later inspected a guard of honour during his ceremonial welcome at Tashichhodzong Palace in the capital city Thimphu. Waving the Indian tricolour and the Bhutanese flags, people lined up along the route from Paro to Thimphu to welcome Modi.


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