At the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering will be on a three-day State visit to India from December 27- 29.

This is Lyonchhen’s first visit abroad after assuming office.

“The visit coincides with the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India,” a press release from foreign ministry states.

Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji and other senior government officials will accompany Lyonchhen.

During the visit, Lyonchhen will call on President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi. Several Indian Cabinet Ministers and senior officials are expected to call on Lyonchhen during the visit.

During the meetings with the Indian leaders, Lyonchhen would convey the deep appreciation of the people and Government of Bhutan for the generous assistance provided by the people and Government of India.

“Lyonchhen will discuss various aspects of bilateral relations, including Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan and hydropower cooperation, particularly Mangdechhu tariff,” the press release states.

The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular exchange of high-level visits between Bhutan and India. Lyonchhen’s visit will further strengthen the already existing close ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and provide an opportunity to review and expand future areas of cooperation.

Staff Reporter