PM Modi discusses bilateral ties with Bhutanese counterpart

Paro: Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering receives Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at Paro in Bhutan on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

United Nations, Sep 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering discussed bilateral ties in areas of hydropower cooperation, people-to-people ties and recent initiatives taken in the newer areas of space, digital connectivity, financial sector and tertiary education.

Modi met Tshering on the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the 74th UN General Assembly session Friday.

The two leaders reviewed the bilateral relationship following the successful visit of Prime Minister Modi to Bhutan in August 2019 and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in diverse sectors including development partnership, hydropower cooperation, people to people ties and recent initiatives taken in the newer areas of space, digital connectivity, the financial sector and tertiary education, according to an official press release.

Modi welcomed Bhutan into the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as a founding member. The Coalition was announced by the prime minister in the course of the Climate Action Summit this week.

This was the fourth meeting between the two prime ministers in the last one year.

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