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'Bhutan King's visit consolidates ties with India'

Thimpu: Recent visit of Bhutanese king to India will further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries, Speaker of Bhutan's Parliament said today.  Addressing the Parliament, Speaker Jigme Zangpo expressed his gratitude to the
PTI January 22, 2014 17:20 IST
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Thimpu: Recent visit of Bhutanese king to India will further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries, Speaker of Bhutan's Parliament said today.  

Addressing the Parliament, Speaker Jigme Zangpo expressed his gratitude to the king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck for attending the second session.

Members of the Royal Family, head of international agencies, senior government officials and general public attended the opening ceremony of the Parliament session.  

Zangpo expressed confidence that the recent visit of Bhutan's king and queen to India would further strengthen the friendly relations between the nations.  

Bhutan King Wangchuck and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema were on a five-day visit to India earlier this month.  

During his visit, the King called on President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and a number of Indian political leaders.  

The King had reiterated Bhutan's commitment to see relations with India become stronger.

He said “India was crucial to Bhutan's plans for the future and Bhutan requires India's support as it consolidated its democracy and made economic progress.”