Bhutan King Arrives in India; Received by External Affairs Min Jaishankar

New Delhi: Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk on Monday arrived in India on a three-day visit. He is in India at the invitation of President Droupadi Murmu.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar received him at the airport. This visit of the Bhutan King will further strengthen the “close and unique ties” between the two countries, said Jaishankar.

Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar wrote, “Honoured to welcome His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on his arrival in India. His visit will further strengthen the close and unique India-Bhutan partnership.”

The Bhutan king is accompanied by Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji and other senior officials.

During his visit he will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu.

Earlier in February 2023, a Parliamentary Delegation from Bhutan led by Wangchuk Namgyel, Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan called on President Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The basic framework of India-Bhutan relations is the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed in 1949 between the two countries, which was renewed in February 2007. The bilateral ties have been advanced by regular high-level exchanges between the two countries.

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