[Bhutan], Nov 20 ( ANI ): Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale on Tuesday said that India attaches the highest priority to further expanding its unique ties of friendship and cooperation with Bhutan, based on the priorities of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Best times are in February and March, with the festivals around the capital, Thimpu
Though the Indian government has threatened Bhutan that the plan is even workable without Thimpu
, the effort to pursue Bhutan is still on.
He was addressing the inaugural session of the 70th Executive Committee meeting of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Thimpu
, Bhutan being held from July 23 to 26.
To achieve national reconciliation among ethnic communities, Sri Lanka's just installed Sirisena-Wickremasinghe administration has declared its intent to consider the 'Thimpu
Formula which was once rejected by the then Jayawardene regime but continued to form the corner stone of LTTE and other militant agitations.
In one such location, 60 kms south of the capital Thimpu
, is a cluster of six sparsely populated villages- Jangsyena, Gurgaon, Lobnekha, Phudun, Rashigang and Tsephu.
The signing of the agreement between the two parties coincided with the launch of the e2o hatchback in Thimpu
, which is designed and built by the company's electric vehicle division Mahindra Reva.
I was recently in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan and whilst there I visited the hospital in the capital city Thimpu
. I spoke with the Nursing Superintendant and three volunteer nurses from Australia, to get a general overview of services/resources available.
Getting there: The only airport in Bhutan is situated in Paro and the capital city Thimpu
is about 60km from here.
The Minister of State recalled that the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and Bangladesh had a useful meeting on the margins of 16th SAARC Summit at Thimpu
, Bhutan, in April 2010 and underscored the importance of having more high level interactions between the two countries.
"We have had good preparation in Thimpu
and we are ready for both games," Bhutan's Japanese coach, Hiroaki Matsuyama, said.
The foreign secretaries met in Thimpu
recently on the sidelines of a summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and agreed to resume talks that were stalled in the aftermath of Mumbai terror strike in 2008 in which more than 165 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.