Thimphu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on July 3-4. The visit will precede the BRICS summit where he is also scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time.
Interestingly, Modi is one of the three Abe follows on Twitter.
India on Monday proposed new ideas for further enhancing cooperation with Bhutan while asserting that commitments made by the previous government will be fulfilled.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is accompanying Prime Minister Modi to Bhutan on his maiden foreign visit, told reporters here that the Indian side was “extremely satisfied” with the “extremely successful” visit.
Swaraj said Prime Minister Modi gave some new suggestions to Bhutan.
Prime Minister Modi proposed to hold a joint sports festival between Bhutan and northeastern states of India, establish e-libraries in 20 districts in Bhutan and set up a university on Himalayan studies, she said.
“We reiterated that the commitments made by the previous government will be fulfilled. These commitments are made by a country to a country and not by government to government,” Swaraj said.
“He reiterated commitments made by the previous government regarding the Five Year Plan by saying that such commitments are not made by government to government but by country to country. We will fulfil commitments in toto,” Swaraj told reporters allaying fears that India would discontinue with subsidies on LPG.