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PM Modi reaches Paro on two-day state visit to Bhutan
New Delhi August 17(Agencies)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Paro on a two-day state visit to Bhutan. He was received at the Paro airport by the Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, several senior ministers and high ranking officials. Prime Minister Modi also inspected the Guard of Honour. Media reporters covering the Prime Minister's visit reports that children and youth queued up with Indian and Bhutanese flags at most places along the 50 kilometer road from Paro to Thimphu to greet Mr.Modi.

In his departure statement, Mr. Modi said, his visit to Bhutan in the beginning of the current term reflects the high importance that the Government attaches to India’s relations with that country which is a trusted friend and neighbour. Mr Modi expressed confidence that his visit will promote India's time-tested and valued friendship with Bhutan and consolidate it further for the prosperous future and progress of the people of both the countries. He said, the two countries enjoy excellent bilateral ties exemplified by our extensive development partnership, mutually beneficial hydro-power co-operation and strong trade and economic linkages.
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