In­dia as­sures as­sis­tance

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In­dia has as­sured Bhutan’s new govern­ment of its as­sis­tance and sup­port in ad­dress­ing the coun­try’s cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion. The as­sur­ance was made when National Se­cu­rity Ad­vi­sor Shivshankar Menon and newly-ap­pointed For­eign Sec­re­tary Su­jatha Singh called on Bhutanese Prime Min­is­ter Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay.

“We’ll do ev­ery­thing we can to sup­port and pro­vide as­sis­tance to Bhutan. We re­ally look for­ward to work­ing to­gether and achiev­ing pos­i­tive out­comes,” Menon was quoted as say­ing by a state­ment is­sued by Tob­gay’s of­fice.

Menon and Singh were on a three-day of­fi­cial visit to Bhutan. Dur­ing the meet­ing, Menon con­grat­u­lated Prime Min­is­ter Tob­gay on as­sum­ing of­fice and com­mended the suc­cess­ful demo­cratic tran­si­tion of the na­tion. Tob­gay in turn thanked and wel­comed the In­dian del­e­ga­tion for vis­it­ing Bhutan.

The Prime Min­is­ter also ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to­wards his In­dian coun­ter­part Man­mo­han Singh for send­ing him a let­ter of fe­lic­i­ta­tion and as­sur­ing New Delhi’s as­sis­tance in the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP).

They also dis­cussed In­dia’s com­mit­ment in ren­der­ing as­sis­tance for the 11th FYP and the Eco­nomic Stim­u­lus Plan (ESP).

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