Stating that PM Modi's visit honors India's friendship with Bhutan, Akbar described the neighbouring nation as India's oldest and most stable friend in the subcontinent.
The former journalist added, "This should be seen in consonance with the PM's other initiatives such as Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visiting Bangladesh."
On letter exchanges between the Indo-Pak Heads of State, he said, "There have been letter exchanges with our most tempestuous neighbour Pakistan and an effort has been made to create a new environment, suggesting that peace is a better option than war."
He acknowledged the fact that the talks with Pakistan wouldn't be easy with reports coming about ceasefire violation by them across Jammu and Kashmir.
Akbar added, "The security of the nation will not be compromised even if we seek a hand of friendship from neighbouring nations."
Prime Minister Modi's two-day visit to Bhutan will commence tomorrow.