Chidambaram holds talks with Bhutan king, PM

Last Updated: Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 18:01

Thimphu: Home Minister P Chidambaram, on a
four-day visit to Bhutan, has held talks with the country`s
top leaders including the King and prime minister on a wide
range of issues including border management, security and
checking militant activities.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal granted an audience to
Chidambaram at his Tashichhodzong Palace yesterday after being
escorted in the traditional Chipdrel ceremony.

The talks are believed to have revolved around issues of
bilateral and common interest.

The king also hosted a luncheon for the visiting
minister, the state-run Kuensel reported.

Chidambaram later called on Prime Minister Jigmi Y
Thinley and Home and Cultural Affairs Minister Minjur Dorji
and discussed with them several issues like border management,
security and checking militant activities.

The minister also met former king Jigme Singye Wangchuk.
He also visited places of historical and cultural interest.

Chidamabaran is accompanied by Joint Secretary (North)
Satish C Mehta and other senior officials. He will return to
New Delhi tomorrow.

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First Published: Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 18:01

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