Bhutan`s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Monday said his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi`s visit to his country was a "success" and the Bhutanese people were fortunate to host the new Indian premier.
With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in here are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes.
In comments that may be seen as reference to China and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night said having a good neighbour is important for a country`s happiness and in its absence a nation cannot live in peace despite prosperity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said though government in India has changed, Bhutan remains a priority for New Delhi and it will strengthen further the relations between both the South-Asian nations after reaching here, his first foreign destination since he took over.
Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Sunday to cement India`s "unique and special relationship" with this SAARC country and his thrust to make the ties more effective.
Home Minister P Chidambaram
on Saturday had a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Rehman
Malik, as he said terrorism posed the most significant
"existential challenge" to peace and security in South Asia.
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao
and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir will meet here
on Sunday during which the Indian side is expected to seek an
update on the Mumbai attacks investigations and trial.
Noting that SAARC has achieved many milestones and created the institutional and legal framework for regional cooperation, India pitched for
introspection of the past by the eight-nation grouping and chart a course for future.