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PM Modi talks to Lotay Tshering; thanks Bhutan for its support after the Covid pandemic | India News

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday when the two leaders noted that the coronavirus crisis has further highlighted the special friendship between the two countries. The Prime Minister of Bhutan expressed his solidarity with the government and people of India in their efforts against the recent wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
Prime Minister Modi conveyed his sincere thanks to the people and government of Bhutan for their good wishes and support, he said.
He also appreciated the leadership of the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, in managing Bhutan’s fight against the pandemic, and expressed his best wishes to the Prime Minister for continued efforts.
The leaders noted that the current crisis situation has served to further highlight the special friendship between India and Bhutan, anchored in mutual understanding and respect, shared cultural heritage and strong ties between people, according to the statement.

Times of India

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