PM meets Bhutan royal family, gifts football to young prince

PM meets Bhutan royal family, gifts football to young prince

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup and a chess set to the one-and-a-half-year-old son of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Modi greeted Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the young Crown Prince of Bhutan, with folded hands as he arrived at the Prime Minister's Official Residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi with his parents, the King and Queen Pema Jetsun. The child also greeted the prime minister with folded hands.

"Presented the Prince of Bhutan an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup and a chess set," the prime minister tweeted.

He also posted on Twitter pictures of the young prince sitting on the lap of his father and accepting the gift from him.

Modi also had a meeting with King of Bhutan, who is currently on a tour to New Delhi. "Had a wonderful meeting with the King, Queen and Prince of Bhutan," tweeted Modi.

The prime minister and the King of Bhutan exchanged views on cooperation as well as other issues of mutual interest. They reaffirmed their commitment to advance the exemplary relations across diverse sectors of cooperation.

The King of Bhutan conveyed appreciation for the invaluable support that India provides for the socio-economic development of the Himalayan Kingdom, according to a press release issued by the government after the meeting.

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