Indian president says his country will continue cooperation with Bhutan

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said, on Saturday that India looks forward to continuing close cooperation on issues of national interest including mutual security matters with Bhutan.

This he said while hosting Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay in a formal call at Rastrapati Bhavan.

Welcoming Tobgay and his delegation, the president congratulated him and his Peoples Democratic Party for the impressive victory in the second democratic elections in Bhutan, an official statement said.

Mukherjee noted that Bhutan has in the last five years completed a historical transition to democratic and constitutional monarchy.

“The smooth transition is a tribute to Bhutan’s wise leadership,” he said.

Reciprocating the president’s sentiments, Tobgay expressed hope that his visit would further enhance the ties of friendship between Bhutan and India and go a long way in strengthening their relations.

PM Tobgay on Saturday also called on Social Gandhi, chairperson of the Indian National Congress.

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