Bhutan PM calls on Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi: Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Thinley, who is on a three-day visit to India, is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.
Thinley met Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on his arrival in New Delhi yesterday. The visiting dignitary is accompanied by Minister in-charge of Foreign Affairs Lynopo Khandu Wangchuk, Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and other government officials of Bhutan.
Thinley's visit comes nearly 15 days after Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck had visited India. The King was the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade.
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