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Jaishankar to visit Bhutan on June 7-8

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NEW DELHI, June 6 - In his first foreign visit after assuming charge, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will visit Bhutan on June 7-8.

Official spokesman Raveesh Kumar told newsmen here today that this is Dr Jaishankar�s first visit abroad as the External Affairs Minister and it reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour.

During the visit, the External Affairs Minister is expected to receive audience with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and also call on Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, besides meeting his counterpart Bhutan Foreign Minister Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji.

India and Bhutan share a unique and time tested bilateral relationship, characterised by utmost trust, goodwill and mutual understanding. During the visit, the two sides will discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydropower cooperation, the spokesman said.

The External Affairs Minister�s visit to Bhutan is in keeping with the tradition of regular visits and exchange of views at the highest levels between the two countries, he added.

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Jaishankar to visit Bhutan on June 7-8

NEW DELHI, June 6 - In his first foreign visit after assuming charge, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will visit Bhutan on June 7-8.

Official spokesman Raveesh Kumar told newsmen here today that this is Dr Jaishankar�s first visit abroad as the External Affairs Minister and it reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour.

During the visit, the External Affairs Minister is expected to receive audience with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and also call on Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering, besides meeting his counterpart Bhutan Foreign Minister Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji.

India and Bhutan share a unique and time tested bilateral relationship, characterised by utmost trust, goodwill and mutual understanding. During the visit, the two sides will discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the upcoming high-level exchanges, economic development and hydropower cooperation, the spokesman said.

The External Affairs Minister�s visit to Bhutan is in keeping with the tradition of regular visits and exchange of views at the highest levels between the two countries, he added.