Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the capital city of Bhutan and was greeted by Bhutan PM Dr Lotay Tshering at the Paro International Airport in the morning on Saturday.
Prime Minister Modi received a Guard of Honour at the airport. Later he tweeted, “Reached Bhutan short while ago, making the start of an important visit. I am extremely grateful to @PM Bhutan for welcoming me at the airport. His gesture is deeply touching.”
The Indian PM is on a two-day visit to the neighbouring country to strengthen relations on a large number of issues concerned with the hydro-power sector, trade and economy and various developmental programmes.
The Indian PM met the contingent Indian people amid the waving Indian flags at the city hotel and later arrived at the Tashichhoedzong Palace to meet the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
PM Narendra Modi also received a Guard of Honour at the Tashichhoedzong Palace.
The elated Indian PM also tweeted, “A memorable welcome in Bhutan! This is a land blessed with natural beauty and wonderful people. There is immense enthusiasm here and the people of Bhutan want to see the India-Bhutan friendship scale newer heights of success.”
Later, Prime Minister Modi will address the students of the Royal University of Bhutan.