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PM Modi Meets Bhutan PM, Pronounce Rs 4,500 Crore Assistance To Neighbour Nation

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| December 28 , 2018 , 17:00 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced financial assistance of Rs 4,500 to Bhutan for its 12th five-year plan, on Friday. After he had wide-ranging talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering. 

According to media reports, PM Modi said, hydropower cooperation with Bhutan is a key aspect of bilateral ties and that work on the Mangdechhu project will soon be completed.

"Today we reviewed our collaboration in this important sector," Modi tweeted. The Indian prime minister said 2018 marked the golden jubilee celebrations of diplomatic ties with Bhutan.

p>Tshering, who arrived here on December 27 for his first foreign visit after taking charge last month, met Modi at the Hyderabad House in the morning and the two leaders held delegation-level talks.

Earlier in the day, Tshering was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a day after his arrival. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also met him on Friday morning.

Further reports informed, that Swaraj congratulated Tshering on the assumption of the high office of Bhutan's prime minister and the two leaders had a "warm exchange of views" on important aspects of the bilateral relationship.

The Bhutanese prime minister also laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘samadhi’ at Rajghat.