New Delhi, Dec 28: Lotay Tshering, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, has arrived in India, on Thursday, on his three-day visit for important bilateral talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His visit also marks the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan.

The Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla received the new Bhutanese PM on his first visit to India. The MEA sources have reported that the issues most likely to be discussed are bilateral relations which include high-level exchanges, people-to-people ties, economic, developmental and hydropower cooperation.

"Time-tested relationship. Dr Lotay Tshering PM Bhutan received warmly by MoS Finance on arrival in Delhi for a 3-day State Visit at the invitation of PM Narendra Modi. India-Bhutan celebrate 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations this year," tweeted Raveesh Kumar, MEA Spokesperson after Bhutanese leader's arrival here.

The visiting dignitary will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Power Minister R K Singh will also call on the Bhutanese leader, sources said.

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