Bhutan king arrives in Delhi to boost bilateral ties

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New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk arrived here today on a six-day official visit to enhance bilateral ties.

This is Wangchuk's first official state visit since his coronation in 2008.

During his visit, Wangchuk will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with whom he will also sign some agreements.

He is also slated to meet President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansair, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with other leaders.

India and Bhutan share a historic friendship and India has been the forerunner in providing assistance towards Bhutan's development.

India will help Bhutan in setting up ten projects by 2020 to generate 11,000 MW of hydel power.

India, which provides the maximum aid to Bhutan, has funded all of the tiny Himalayan nation's major projects These include the airport at Paro, the Bhutan broadcasting station, the Bhutan-India microwave link, and all exploration, survey and mapping of mineral resources. (ANI)

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