Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering meets Congress President Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 29: Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the national capital.

Both the leaders discussed political situation in the region and other matters of common interest.

“I had an excellent meeting today with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering. We discussed the political situation in the region and other matters of common interest. I look forward to continuing our dialogue in the future:, the Congress Chief tweeted after meeting.

Tshering arrived in India on Friday on a three-day visit, his first official trip abroad after assuming office in October.

Yesterday, he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Bhutan Prime MInister also called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other diginatires.

Tshering’s Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party, established in 2013, won 30 of the 47 National Assembly seats in the elections in the Himalayan kingdom.

The country of 800,000 people, located between India and China, has elected a different party to rule at each election since the end of absolute monarchy in 2008.

India is a leading development aid partner for Bhutan. There are a number of institutional mechanisms between the two countries in areas including security, border management, trade, economy, hydroelectricity, development cooperation and water resources.

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