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Prime Minister Narendra Modi enroute to Thimphu

Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 2:52pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left Paro Airport for Bhutan's capital Thimphu, which is at a distance of at least 52 kilometers.
  • ARIJIT SEN DNA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left Paro Airport for Bhutan's capital Thimphu, which is at a distance of at least 52 kilometers.

The Prime Minister is on a two-day official visit to Bhutan.

Earlier today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying Modi landed at Paro Airport, where Modi was received by Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, members of his cabinet and senior Bhutanese and Indian Embassy officials.

Modi had earlier described India as a "privileged and leading partner of Bhutan", and added that New Delhi is committed to continuing its unstinted support for Bhutan's socio-economic development.

The Prime Minister also described people-to-people contact as an important aspect of Indo-Bhutanese bilateral relations.

"I intend to discuss with the Bhutanese leadership how to further strengthen these contacts between our countries, particularly among the youth. In this regard, the role of educational links will be very important," he said.




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