Modi and Lotay Tshering
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and senior government officials see off off Indian PM Narendra Modi at the Paro International Airport. Image credit - Twitter @PMBhutan

Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Monday thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his two-day visit to the country.

Tshering stated on his Twitter handle that India and Bhutan’s friendship have been taken to a new level of fondness and appreciation and will continue to strengthen with time.

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Tshering tweeted, “Thanking you for all the support. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, returned to his country after two days of successful state visit.”

“I am happy to inform you that we have taken our friendship to a new level of fondness and appreciation,” the Bhutan PM further said thanking Modi.

Also read: Modi concludes two-day Bhutan visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday concluded his two-day Bhutan visit and left for New Delhi. Modi left for Delhi from Paro International Airport in a special aircraft.

Prime Minister Modi held talks with Bhutanese leaders during his two-day visit to further deepen bilateral ties.

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Before leaving for Delhi, the Prime Minister addressed students at the Royal University of Bhutan and paid his respects at the National Memorial Chorten, a revered monument honouring the late Third Druk Gyalpo.

India and Bhutan on Saturday signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of space research, aviation, IT, power and education.

Modi along with Tshering jointly inaugurated the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan on Saturday.

The two Prime Ministers jointly released Bhutanese stamps, commemorating five decades of mutually beneficial Indo-Bhutan cooperation in hydro-power sector.

They also launched the facility for use of Indian RuPay cards in Bhutan.

The two Prime Ministers inaugurated in Thimpu the Ground Earth Station of the South Asian Satellite, constructed with the support of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

They also inaugurated the inter-connection between India’s National Knowledge Network and Bhutan’s Research and Education Network.

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