The Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay, who has given importance to foreign visits recently, has arrived in Sri Lanka on a three day official visit today (9 April) at 10:45 am local time in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties.
Tobgay is visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. He will be accompanied by the Education Minister, officiating Foreign Secretary and other senior government officials.
During his three-day stay in the island country, Tobgay is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and several other ministers of the Sri Lankan cabinet. Tobago will also attend religious observances at Kelaniya and Gangaramaya Temples and pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
A MoU on Foreign Office Consultation will be signed between Bhutan and Sri Lanka during the visit. And Bhutan will receive a Holy Bodhi tree sapling as a gift from Sri Lanka for King Jigme Singye who is celebrating his 60th birthday this year.
Diplomatic relation between the two countries was established in 1987.