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Modi leaves for 2-day visit to Bhutan today

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Aug 16 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the India-Bhutan partnership today is of a special character and substance and forms an important pillar of India�s �Neighbourhood First� policy.

The Prime Minister, who begins his two-day Bhutan visit from tomorrow, is scheduled to hold discussions with King Druk Gyalpo and Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering on the entire gamut of the bilateral relations. �I also look forward to addressing young Bhutanese students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan,� said the Prime Minister in a statement.

Both countries jointly celebrated the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations last year.

The Prime Minister is paying a State visit to Bhutan at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bhutan.

The visit reflects the high priority that the Government of India attaches to its relations with Bhutan, India�s trusted friend and neighbour.

India and Bhutan share a special and time-tested partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect and reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people-to-people links.

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Modi leaves for 2-day visit to Bhutan today

NEW DELHI, Aug 16 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the India-Bhutan partnership today is of a special character and substance and forms an important pillar of India�s �Neighbourhood First� policy.

The Prime Minister, who begins his two-day Bhutan visit from tomorrow, is scheduled to hold discussions with King Druk Gyalpo and Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering on the entire gamut of the bilateral relations. �I also look forward to addressing young Bhutanese students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan,� said the Prime Minister in a statement.

Both countries jointly celebrated the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations last year.

The Prime Minister is paying a State visit to Bhutan at the invitation of Prime Minister of Bhutan.

The visit reflects the high priority that the Government of India attaches to its relations with Bhutan, India�s trusted friend and neighbour.

India and Bhutan share a special and time-tested partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect and reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people-to-people links.