PM Tobgay reaches Kathmandu

"The bottom line is that we have to work harder,"  said Tshering Tobgay, Bhutan's newly elected prime minister. "We need to grow our own food, build our own homes.” Photo: Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has reached the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Tuesday (25 November) to take part in the 18th SAARC summit.

A special jet carrying PM Tobgay touched down at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 11:50 AM local time.

He was received by Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam, along with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen who landed at 12:10 PM.

On the occasion, the Nepal Army played a Mangal Dhun (auspicious tune) in honour of the Bhutanese Prime Minister and President of the Maldives after which national anthems of both countries were played.

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