Prime Minister in Kolkata
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk and delegation paid a courtesy call on H.E. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata last Thursday. The leaders commended Bhutan and India’s exemplary relationship and bilateral cooperation, which has proved to be greatly beneficial in promoting economic and commercial ventures between the two countries. Lyonchhen expressed that Bhutan attaches high importance to its relations with West Bengal, an immediate and a friendly neighboring Indian state. His Excellency also said that the two sides would only benefit from collaborating in all areas of mutual interest. Today, Bhutan-India friendship is looked upon as an excellent example of how two nations despite their differences in size and population can enjoy a relationship that is mutually beneficial. Meanwhile, the delegation also visited Dakineshwar and Kalighat temples in the city. Lyonchhen and the officials offered prayers and paid respects to two of the most holy shrines of Goddess Kali in the country. Later in the evening, the Prime Minister attended a dinner as the Guest of Honor, hosted by the Chief Minister of West Bengal at the Eco-Tourism Park.