THIMPHU: Visit of External Affairs Minister to Bangladesh and Bhutan

THIMPHU: Visit of External Affairs Minister to Bangladesh and Bhutan

THIMPHU: External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Bangladesh and Bhutan on 28-30 April 2022.

During the visit, EAM will call on Prime Minister of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina. He will also hold discussions with Foreign Minister, H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen. The forthcoming visit of EAM to Bangladesh may be seen in the context of frequent bilateral high-level visits and exchanges particularly as both sides commemorate fifty years of the establishment of diplomatic ties. The last visit by EAM to Bangladesh was in March 2021.

The External Affairs Minister will be Bhutan’s first high-level visitor from abroad since March 2020, reflecting the great importance both countries attach to this bilateral relationship. During the visit, the External Affairs Minister will receive an audience with His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan; call on Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering, the Prime Minister of Bhutan; and meet his counterpart Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji, the Foreign Minister of Bhutan.

India and Bhutan share a unique and time tested bilateral relationship, characterized by utmost trust, goodwill and mutual understanding. During the visit, the two sides will discuss all issues of mutual interest, including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydro-power cooperation.

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