At the invitation of the Government of India, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley will be on an official visit to India from 7-9 February 2013. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley will be accompanied by Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk, Minister-In-Charge for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Economic Affairs, Foreign Secretary Yeshey Dorji and other senior officials of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
During the visit, Lyonchhen will call on H.E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India and H.E. Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India. Lyonchhen is also scheduled to meet the Prime Minister of India, H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram and other senior officials of the Government of India.
During the meetings with the Indian leaders, Lyonchhen will be discussing issues of mutual bilateral interests including the progress of the 10th Five Year Plan, cooperation in the hydropower sector and the 11th Five Year Plan of the Royal Government amongst others.
The visit, which is in keeping with the tradition of exchanges of high level visits, will go a long way in further deepening the close ties of friendship and understanding between the two countries.