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PM Modi to visit Bhutan on Aug 17-18, hypropower sector collaboration to top agenda

Prime Minister Modi will arrive in Bhutan on August 17 and will call on Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2019 2:31:17 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to Bhutan on August 17 and 18 during which he will hold talks with the neighbouring nation’s leadership on a host of issues, including strengthening the bilateral development partnerships and collaborating in the hydropower sector, a senior MEA official said on Friday.

According to a statement by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Modi will arrive in Bhutan on August 17 and will call on Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. He will also hold delegation-level talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering the same day.

The highlight of the visit will be the inauguration of the Mangdechhu hydropower project, Gokhale said. India’s development partnership is a major aspect of bilateral ties.

During his visit, Modi will also address the Royal University of Bhutan and the the King and Queen of Bhutan will host a lunch in his honour.

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