Gaya: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday called on visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Yoser Thinley in Bodh Gaya here and discussed issues of mutual interest.
During an hour-long meeting at a hotel in Bodh Gaya, the two leaders exchanged pleasantries and discussed agenda of mutual cooperation. Thanking the Bhutanese Prime Minister for his visit to the historic pilgrimage spot of Buddhists, Kumar noted that India and Bhutan has had strong ties.
India has always endeavoured to extend all possible assistance for the economic progress in the Himalayan country, the Chief Minister said and praised Bhutanese people for their
commitment to maintaining environment and culture.
Thinley praised the Bihar Chief Minister for development of the Buddhist religious structures much to the delight of about 60,000 pilgrims from the Himalayan kingdom, visiting here annually for pilgrimage.
Kumar appreciated the fact that Bhutan had a high per capita income and has adopted a unique system of `gross domestic happiness` to evaluate prosperity of its people.
The Bhutanese Prime Minister was leading a 27-member delegation to attend the annual general meeting of the 113rd annual conference of Mahabodhi Society of India.