India assures assistance
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).