Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Friday met Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay in Guwahati.
The Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Khandu discussed with the Bhutanese Prime Minister on common interest of developmental issues. He also expressed his gratitude to the Bhutanese PM for inviting him to Bhutan to mark 50 yrs of Glorious relation with India.
Earlier in the day Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan Lyonpo Damcho Dorji jointly inaugurated the Royal Bhutanese Consulate at a function held at Panjabari in Guwahati.
Thanking Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay for accepting India’s invitation to attend the maiden Global Investors’ Summit ‘Advantage Assam’, Sonowal said the Bhutanese Prime Minister’s yet another visit to the state after Namami Brahmaputra shows the importance of bi-lateral relations both Bhutan and Assam attach to their respective neighbours. He also said that India and Bhutan share exemplary bilateral relations which are unique and special. He also said that the deep-rooted relation is evident from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Bhutan to be his first foreign country visit after he assumed office in May 2014. He also said that the Prime Minister Modi’s announcement of ‘Act East Policy’ has repositioned North East at the centre of India’s relations with ASEAN and BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan- India-Nepal) countries.