Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay meets H.E Dr. S. Jais­hankar, For­eign Sec­re­tary of In­dia

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sangey Ten­zin

L yonch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met H.E Dr. S. Jais­hankar, For­eign Sec­re­tary, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia (GoI) at the Gye­ly­ong Tshogkhang last Sun­day.

Ly­onch­hen con­gratu- lated Dr. Jais­hankar on his ap­point­ment as the For­eign Sec­re­tary of In­dia and thanked him for choos­ing Bhutan as his first bi­lat­eral visit af­ter re­sum­ing the post of the For­eign Sec­re­tary, GoI.

Ly­onch­hen said that In­dia is play­ing a lead­er­ship role in the SAARC re­gion and added that there is a re­newed sense of op­ti­mism in the re­gion. Ly­onch­hen thanked the GoI for con­tin­u­ously sup­port­ing Bhutan in its devel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. The GoI has con­tin­u­ously sup­ported Bhutan in its Five Year Plan ac­tiv­i­ties, start­ing from the 1st Five Year Plan, which be­gan in 1961 and the big­gest sup­port re­ceived was for the 11th Five Year Plan Ly­onch­hen said.

Dr. Jais­hankar as­sured Ly­onch­hen on In­dian’s con­sis­tent sup­port in Bhutan’s devel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.

Amongst other im­por­tant is­sues Ly­onch­hen and For­eign Sec­re­tary also dis­cussed Hy­dro Power, e- li­brary and mo­tor ve­hi­cle agree­ment.

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