PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Bhutanese counterpart in Goa

| Updated: Oct 16, 2016 17:11 IST

Salcete (Goa), Oct. 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here on Sunday ahead of the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit this evening. "Always a delight meeting you PM @tsheringtobgay. Glad to have discussed the full spectrum of India-Bhutan ties during our talks," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. "More opportunities to strengthen a deep bond with Bhutan. PM @narendramodi meets PM @tsheringtobgay before start of #BRICS events," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders. Heads of states and governments of the five BRICS nations will meet later in the day on the second day of the BRICS Summit in Goa. Global economic and political situation, terrorism, climate change, Sustainable Development Goals and increasing people to people contact form the agenda of the Summit. India is likely to pitch for united fight against terrorism. Goa Declaration and Goa Action Plan will be adopted at the end of the Summit, which will focus on intra BRICS Trade, finance and industrial cooperation as well as cooperation in education, health, agriculture, energy and disaster management. Later this evening, Prime Minister Modi will chair the BIMSTEC meeting, which will be followed by the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach meeting. The seven-member BIMSTEC bloc consists of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. (ANI)