PM Modi speaks to Bhutanese counterpart to discuss coronavirus pandemic

Ghughuti Bulletin

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister
Narendra Modi on Thursday had a telephonic conversation today with his Bhutanese counterpart
Lotay Tshering and discussed the regional situation in the wake of the
COVID-19 pandemic.

The two leaders updated each other about the steps being taken by the respective governments to control the virus effects.

PM Modi also tweeted about his conversation with the Bhutan PM, saying, “Exchanged thoughts with @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering on the evolving COVID-19 situation in our region. His Majesty The King and Lyonchhen are leading Bhutan’s efforts admirably. India will stand by our close friend and neighbour in fighting the effects of the pandemic.”

Prime Minister Modi expressed his admiration for the way the King of Bhutan and PM Tshering have led from the front to limit the spread of the
coronavirus within the kingdom.

Bhutan PM Tshering also thanked PM Modi for taking the lead to promote the anti-COVID-19 coordination at the regional level, even while fighting the pandemic within a large and complex country like India.

The leaders expressed happiness at the progress made in implementing the special arrangements agreed on March 15 at a meeting between the leaders of the
SAARC countries.

The PM referred to timeless and special nature of the India-Bhutan ties, and assured the Bhutanese leadership that India would ensure all possible support to Bhutan for minimising the health and economic impact of the pandemic.

Modi conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of The King, PM Tshering and all the friendly people of the
Druk Yul.

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