Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrives in Guwahati

Bhutan King Assam visit
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Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in Assam today on his maiden visit to Assam, the first official visit by the King of Bhutan to Assam.

The King was accompanied by his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their two sons. They were received at Guwahati Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other dignitaries. Assam Governor, Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister will officially meet the visiting dignitary later today.

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Taking to X (formerly Twitter), CM Sarma welcomed the King to Assam on behalf of the people of Assam and look forward to strengthening relationship between our countries.

The King of Bhutan is on an eight-day official visit to India, of which he will spend three days in Assam.

The Bhutan king will first visit Kamakhya temple and then hold interactions with the Bhutanese community living in Assam. A cultural programme will be held in this evening in the honour of King Wangchuck. Tomorrow, the King will visit Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its one-horned rhinos.

The Bhutan King will also conduct high-level meetings with Chief Minister Sarma to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between Assam and Bhutan. The two leaders are also expected to sign a number of agreements in the fields of trade, tourism, and education.

The King’s visit to Assam is seen as a significant step in strengthening the close ties between India and Bhutan. Besides the long boundaries, India and Bhutan share a unique bond based on shared values and a common cultural heritage. Thousands of people lined the streets to greet the royal couple as they traveled around the state. The visit of Bhutan King to Assam is a testament to the strong and enduring relationship between India and Bhutan. The two countries are committed to working together to promote peace, prosperity, and development in the region.

During the visit, His Majesty the King of Bhutan will meet the Prime Minister of India. The External Affairs Minister and senior officials of Government of India will call on His Majesty the King of Bhutan. After Assam, the King will also visit Maharashtra.

India and Bhutan enjoy unique ties of friendship and cooperation, which are characterized by understanding and mutual trust. The visit of Bhutan King will provide an opportunity to both the sides to review the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation and to further advance the exemplary bilateral partnership, across diverse sectors

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