New Delhi [India], Jul 5 (ANI): Bhutan Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj here on Thursday.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar posted an image of the meeting between the two leaders on Twitter.
"Exceptional, time-tested and everlasting relationship! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Prime Minister of #Bhutan @tsheringtobgay. Warm discussions on taking the relationship to new heights during the Golden Jubilee Year of establishment of diplomatic relations," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Exceptional, time-tested and everlasting relationship! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on Prime Minister of #Bhutan @tsheringtobgay. Warm discussions on taking the relationship to new heights during the Golden Jubilee Year of establishment of diplomatic relations. pic.twitter.com/j73YzESrVv— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 5, 2018
Earlier in the day, Tobgay arrived in the national capital for a three-day visit to India.
During his visit, the Bhutanese Prime Minister will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other ministers.
He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to an MEA release, India and Bhutan enjoy unique ties of friendship and cooperation, which are characterised by utmost trust and mutual understanding.
This year, the two countries are commemorating the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.
"The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Tobgay, during the Golden Jubilee year, will provide an opportunity to both the sides to hold discussions on issues of mutual interest, and advancing the exemplary ties of friendship for the benefit of the two peoples," the MEA statement further read.
It is to be mentioned that India and China faced a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam, from June 16 last year.
This came after the Indian side stopped the Chinese from constructing a road illegally at the disputed Doklam tri-junction (as claimed by India and Bhutan).
Likewise, Bhutan and China had a dispute over Doklam, following which talks are being held to arrive at a solution. (ANI)