Modi arrives Thimphu

Red Carpet for Indian Prime Minister in Bhutan. Photo: BBS
Red Carpet for Indian Prime Minister in Bhutan. Photo: BBS

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Bhutan on his first foreign visit after becoming Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay received Modi Sunday morning at the Paro International Airport. Modi was presented a guard of honour upon his arrival.

In a statement issued before departing to Bhutan, Modi had said said Bhutan was a natural choice as his first choice to visit abroad as Prime Minister given the special relationship the two countries enjoy. Relations with Bhutan will be a key foreign policy priority of my government.

Later in the afternoon today, he is scheduled to receive an audience with King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchu and fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

Interestingly, Mr Modi is slated to inaugurate the newly constructed Supreme Court building in Thimphu.

He will attend the banquet hosted by PM Tobgay in his honour in the evening.

On Monday Modi will address the joint sitting of the parliament (National Council and National Assembly) and lay the foundation stone of the 600 MW Kholongchu Hydropower Project before returning to Delhi.

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