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Bhutan Prime Minister to arrive in India today

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Bhutan Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley will arrive here today on a four-day visit to strengthen ties between the two countries.

During his visit, Thinley will meet President Pratibha Patil and his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Bhutan Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader L K Advani.

On Wednesday, Mukherjee will call on the visiting dignitary at 11.15 a.m. Thereafter, the Bhutanese Prime Minister will call on President Patil at noon.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will call on Prime Minister Thinley at 4.15 p.m., while Advani will meet him at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., he will meet Sonia Gandhi.

Delegation-level talks between the two countries will take place at Hyderabad House on the same day at 7.15 p.m.

Thinley visited India last year after taking over as Bhutan’s first democratically elected Prime Minister. He, thereafter, visited India in November 2008 to participate in the 2nd BIMSTEC Summit in New Delhi. (ANI)

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