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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made his first foreign tour to Bhutan

Jun 16, 2014 18:50 IST

Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India Narendra Modi made his first foreign tour to Bhutan. He is on a 2 day official visit to Bhutan on 15 June 2014- 16 June 2014.

He was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. A grand welcome was accorded by Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the bilateral relations of India and Bhutan as B2B i.e. Bharat to Bhutan.

During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Supreme Court building which was constructed with assistance from the Government of India amounting to 793.545 million rupees.

The Bhutanese economy heavily dependent on India has hit a slump because of a plethora of reasons, including dwindling reserves of the Indian rupee and high inflation.

India is the largest trading partner of Bhutan. The volume of the trade is over 6800 crore rupees and around 90 per cent of its foreign trade is with India.

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