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PM Narendra Modi with his Bhutan counterpart Lotay Tshering (File image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on his second consecutive term is expected to make his first foreign trip to Bhutan at a convenient date mutually agreeable to both the nations.

This was conveyed during a meeting of Modi with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday.

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It is learnt during the meeting, Lyonchhen reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Bhutan at the earliest convenient date. Modi has accepted the invitation to visit Bhutan on a mutually convenient date.

Dr Tshering also conveyed the warm greetings and felicitations of the King of the Himalayan Kingdom, the Royal Government and people of Bhutan to Modi for his assuming office of the Prime Minister for the second consecutive time and also to his council of ministers.

The two Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction at the excellent state of bilateral ties of friendship and cooperation, which are marked by utmost trust, mutual understanding, goodwill and respect for each other’s interests, according to reports.

Both the leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral co-operation in all areas of mutual interest and to take the bilateral partnership to newer heights.

Dr Tshering expressed gratitude for the invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Modi government 2.0 and for the warm reception accorded to him and his delegation.

He along with all the Heads of State and Government of BIMSTEC member countries and Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius attended the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Narendra Modi was sworn in along with 24 union ministers, 24 ministers of state and nine ministers of state with Independent charge.

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Dr Tshering is going back to his home country on Saturday. This is Dr Tshering’s second visit to India after assuming office in November 2018.

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