S Jaishankar: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Bhutan on Friday for an official visit and said he looked forward to a productive trip and further bilateral cooperation between India and Bhutan.

“Nice to be back in Bhutan. Glad to see @FMBhutan Tandi Dorji. Expect a productive visit,” Jaishankar tweeted.

He also shared photos of his arrival here.

Jaishankar is in Bhutan at the invitation of his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, according to an official statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Jaishankar will receive an audience with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan will also call the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr. Lotay Tshering. He will also meet his counterpart Dr Tandi Dorji, the MEA said.

India and Bhutan share a unique and time-tested bilateral relationship characterized by utmost trust, goodwill and mutual understanding, the statement said.

Jaishankar will be the first high-level foreign visitor to Bhutan since March 2020. During the visit, the two sides will discuss all matters of mutual interest, including upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydropower cooperation. .

Yesterday, Jaishankar arrived in Dhaka, beginning his three-day visit to Bangladesh and Bhutan from April 28-30. This is notably Jaishankar’s first visit to Bangladesh, since March 2021.

In Dhaka, Jaishankar visited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his official visit to the country and also conveyed to him Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit India later this year.

EAM Jaishankar also exchanged views with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on bilateral, regional and international issues of common concern.

“This afternoon, EAM called the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, HE Sheikh Hasina, and conveyed to him the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to visit India at his convenience later this year,” a statement read. official statement.

Jaishankar also met with his counterpart, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, AK Abdul Momen and invited him to attend the upcoming Joint Consultative Commission meeting to be held in India ahead of Prime Minister Hasina’s visit.

Shirlene J. Manley