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Nirmala Sitharaman meets Bhutanese King, Queen

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 November 2017, 13:14 IST

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the King and Queen of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, in Delhi on 2 November.

The Bhutanese King had begun his four-day visit to India on 31 October.

On the first day, the King, accompanied by the Queen and their son, Gyalsey or the Crown Prince, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

On Wednesday, King Wangchuck met President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hosted a dinner in his honour.

The King is also scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

This is the Bhutanese King's first visit since India and China ended a 73-day-old standoff at the Doklam plateau over two months ago.

The visit is expected to provide an opportunity to both the sides for reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation.

Earlier this month, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar had also travelled to Bhutan and held talks with King Wangchuck and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. 


First published: 2 November 2017, 13:14 IST