After greeting the King at the airport, Jaishankar noted that the King’s visit will deepen the close and unique connection between India and Bhutan. The Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck began his two-day visit to India on Monday after being welcomed at the airport by Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. This illustrates how important the journey is to New Delhi.
In the evening, Jaishankar called the official who was in town. “I consider it a great honour to speak with His Majesty the King of Bhutan this evening. We are grateful for His Majesty’s vision for Bhutan’s future and for fostering the special relationship with India “The minister of external relations tweeted. Soon after greeting the King at the airport, Jaishankar declared that his visit would further solidify the special and strong relationship between India and Bhutan.
“Honoured to welcome His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on his arrival in India. His visit will further strengthen the close and unique India-Bhutan partnership,” he stated. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also welcomed the dignitary who was in town (MEA). “Warm welcome to India, Your Majesty! His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in India a short while ago. His Majesty was received by EAM @DrSJaishankar at the airport,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
Bhutan is a country that India holds a large amount of interest in, and over the past several years, the defence and security connections between the two countries have undergone tremendous growth. The strategic connections have grown in recent years as a result of a 73-day stalemate between Indian and Chinese troops at the Doklam tri-junction in 2017. The Doklam plateau is believed to be of strategic importance to India. In 2017, the dispute at the Doklam tri-junction was brought on by China’s effort to build a road in a region that Bhutan claimed belonged to it.