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PM Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan postponed: MEA


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

‘s state visit to


on March 21-22 has been postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions over Paro airport, the ministry of external affairs said on Wednesday.
“Due to ongoing inclement weather conditions over Paro airport, it has been mutually decided to postpone the State visit of Prime Minister to Bhutan on 21-22 March 2024. New dates are being worked out by the two sides through diplomatic channels,” MEA said in a statement.
The Prime Minister was set to go on a two-day visit to Bhutan on March 21. The government had earlier said that the visit was going to focus on regular high-level exchanges between India and Bhutan with emphasis on its Neighbourhood First Policy.
During the visit,

PM Modi

will meet Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his predecessor Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Modi will also hold talks with his counterpart Tshering Tobgay.
In his first overseas visit after assuming office in February 2024, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tobgay visited India earlier this month.
Earlier, King of Bhutan, Jigme khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, also paid an official tour to India and visited Assam, New Delhi and Maharashtra in November 2023. The King of Bhutan too had extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to pay an official visit to Bhutan.
During his visit, the King of Bhutan and PM Modi held discussions on the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation and regional and global issues of mutual interest.

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