The Second Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks for the 12th Five Year Plan(FYP) was held in New Delhi on Friday, 29th November 2019. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Mr. Kinga Singye, Foreign Secretary, and included senior officials from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health, Works & Human Settlement, Education; the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by H.E. Shri T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary, Economic Relations, the Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Joint Secretary, North and other officials of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
During the talks, the two side reviewed the status of the ongoing 51 Project Tied Assistance (PTA) projects and approved 21 new project proposals. They also discussed cooperation outside of the 12th Plan, including the establishment of the Super Specialty Hospital.
The Bhutanese side expressed appreciation to the Government of India for its generous support to Bhutan’s 12th FYP. The Indian side reiterated its commitment to support Bhutan’s 12th FYP.
The two sides agreed to hold the next Development Cooperation Talks in Thimphu at a mutually convenient date.
The Talks were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere in keeping with the excellent ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs