Lyonchhen meets Nepal PM

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with Puspa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal and congratulated him on his election as the Prime Minister of Nepal.

Lyonchhen also wished the Prime Minister and his delegates “belated happy dashain” and shared that on the command of His Majesty the King, Hindu Mandir for the Hindu Communities in Bhutan are being built. “One mandir has already been built in South and one is under construction in Thimphu” Lyonchhen added.

The Nepal PM said that Bhutan and Nepal share similarities and added that there are many areas for cooperation between the two countries. He thanked Bhutan for the rescue initiatives during the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015.

“Living in the same region, we have to come together in times of disaster,”said Lyonchhen. Lyonchhen said that it is important to “facilitate people-to-people contact.”

Both Lyonchhen and the PM agreed that through BBIN sub regional initiatives can be taken forward. Among others, the meeting also saw discussion on trade and hydropower.

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