King of Bhutan Wangchuck calls on President Kovind
Visiting King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck today called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. He was accompanied by his wife, Queen Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and their son. President Kovind said India and Bhutan share exemplary bilateral relations.
He said the two sides should do everything to make it a model of bilateral cooperation, which will be noted by others in the neighbourhood. He said, security concerns of India and Bhutan are indivisible and mutual. He conveyed deep appreciation for the King’s personal involvement and guidance and the support provided by Bhutan in addressing the recent situation in the Doklam area. He said, the manner in which both India and Bhutan stood together to address the situation in the Doklam area is a clear testimony to the friendship of the two countries.
Welcoming the King and Queen to India, the President said it is a privilege to welcome the King on the anniversary of his Coronation Day. He also thanked them for bringing the Royal Prince on his maiden visit to India.
The President complimented the King on the successful completion of the first decade of his reign and his vision for a stable, happy and prosperous Bhutan. He stated that India is delighted to see the rapid progress made in Bhutan while simultaneously preserving its very special culture as well as protecting the environment. India has been happy to share its knowledge, experience and resources with Bhutan.
The visiting King will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in the evening.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the King The King will also meet with President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Finance Ministers Arun Jaitley will also call on the visiting King.