India-Bhutan: In a significant diplomatic development, the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, is scheduled to visit India from November 3 to 10. The visit is expected to strengthen the two countries’ long-standing and unique bond.
During his visit, the King of Bhutan will be accompanied by senior officials from the Royal Government of Bhutan. The Ministry of External Affairs of India confirmed that the King is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reaffirming the robust ties between India and Bhutan.
Furthermore, the Ministry’s official statement stated that “the External Affairs Minister and senior officials of the Government of India will call on His Majesty the King of Bhutan,” emphasizing the significance of the visit.
Furthermore, in addition to those meetings in the national capital, the king’s itinerary includes visits to the Indian states of Assam and Maharashtra. This visit comes on the heels of a previous meeting earlier this year between the King and Prime Minister Modi, which drew widespread attention, particularly in light of the focus on the Doklam issue.
The discussions between the two leaders were described as “warm and productive,” and they led to the formulation of a comprehensive five-point roadmap aimed at further enhancing the enduring and “time-tested” relationship between India and Bhutan.
Both countries have been unwavering in emphasizing the special and enduring nature of their friendship and cooperation, characterized by mutual trust and understanding. This relationship has been nurtured through frequent high-level interactions rooted in mutual respect, trust, a deep understanding, and sensitivity to each other’s concerns.
The upcoming visit is anticipated to provide an opportunity for both sides to evaluate the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation and further advance their exemplary partnership across various sectors. The shared security concerns and interests of India and Bhutan have historically led to close consultations and dialogues, underscoring the interwoven and indivisible nature of their security interests. This visit reaffirms the unbreakable ties and shared commitment to fostering mutual growth and prosperity, according to ANI.