TAASIR :– S M HASSAN –16 March

His Excellency Dasho Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister of Bhutan called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 15, 2024).

Welcoming the Bhutanese Prime Minister to India, the President appreciated the fact that he had chosen India as his first overseas visit after taking oath of office. She said that India and Bhutan enjoy a close and unique relationship, based on mutual trust, goodwill and understanding at all levels. She said that shared spiritual heritage of Buddhism connects the two countries. She highlighted that India deeply values its multifaceted partnership with Bhutan, spanning across sectors such as energy cooperation, development partnership, people to people relations, trade and investment linkages.

The President said that Bhutan can count on India as a reliable friend and partner. She added that India is privileged to partner with Bhutan in development cooperation sector, towards enhancing the socio-economic well-being and prosperity of the people of Bhutan. She underscored that India’s development partnership will continue to be guided by Bhutan’s priorities and aspirations, especially of the youth.