Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today held talks with Bhutan's top leadership on stepping up India's ties with SAARC nations besides reviewing regional cooperation and bilateral ties.
The Foreign Secretary called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving here on the first leg of his 'SAARC Yatra'.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed AKbaruddin tweeted,
Foreign Secy's SAARC Yatra. Discussions in Thimpu on SAARC coop; BBIN (Bangladesh,Bhutan,India,Nepal) sub-regional coop;& bilateral ties.- Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) March 1, 2015
Thimphu is the first stop for Mr Jaishankar who will travel to three other countries during the 'yatra'. He is also scheduled to meet Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Mr Jaishankar's Bhutan trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March 2, Pakistan on March 3 and Afghanistan on March 4.