New Bhutan PM last foreign leader to visit India in '18

Norwegian PM to be first foreign Head of Government to visit New Delhi in 2019

Lotay Tshering will pay a state visit to New Delhi from Thursday to Saturday. (Credit: Twitter)

The newly elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, is going to be the last foreign leader to visit India before 2018 comes to its end.

Tshering will pay a state visit to New Delhi from Thursday to Saturday. This is going to be his maiden visit to India after taking over as Prime Minister of Bhutan last month. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind during his stay in New Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs stated.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other ministers will call on Prime Minister of Bhutan during his visit to New Delhi.

Tshering, an urologist-turned-politician, led his party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) to win the National Assembly elections in Bhutan in October and November.

 “The upcoming visit of the Prime Minister Tshering will provide an opportunity to the two sides to review the progress in our multifaceted partnership and to discuss ways and means to expand the enduring ties of friendship and cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples,” Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the MEA, said in New Delhi.

 Tshering is set to be the last foreign leader to be hosted by Prime Minister in 2018. Modi’s first foreign guest this year was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited New Delhi from January 14 to 19.

 The first foreign leader New Delhi is set to host in 2019 is Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who will be on a visit to India in the second week of next month.

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