Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wanchuk, king of Bhutan, arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday on his first foreign visit after his formal coronation in November, 2008. The main purpose of the visit, according to the Indian media, is to boost decades old bilateral relationship between these two south Asian neighbors. However, they are expected to ink agreements on hydroelectric power and civil aviation during his stay there.
This twenty Nine years old fifth king of Bhutan, an Oxford graduate on Politics and Foreign Service Program, is unveiling an exhibition of photographs he has taken of life in his country.During his five days stay, he will also be meeting with the Indian leaders, including the president, vice-president and the prime minister as well as senior political leaders both from the ruling and opposition parties. An Indian website has quoted the ministry of external affair’s official spokesperson, Vishnu Prakash as saying that several memoranda of understanding will be signed during the visit, especially in the sectors of hydroelectric power, civil aviation, health and information technology.
The diplomatic relationship between Bhutan and India was established in 1978 AD.
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