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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Bhutan on a two-day visit next month, according to the foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji.

Lyonpo shared the information to the media during the Friday Meet on June 28.

The foreign minister met with the Indian Ambassador yesterday to discuss the details of the visit.

He said further details could not shared as the two sides are still discussing.

The itinerary of the visit would be finalised after next week when an advance party would be in the country.

Prime Minister Modi visited Bhutan as the first foreign destination after winning the elections in 2014.

He visited the Maldives and Sri Lanka after being sworn in on May 30 for the second successive term.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering’s first foreign visit after his party formed the government was to New Delhi.  Lyonchhen also visited India to attend Prime Minister Modi’s swearing in ceremony in May where Lyonchhen reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Bhutan at the earliest convenience. Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation to visit Bhutan on mutually convenient date.

Staff Reporter

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