Bhutan has highlighted the ‘unconditional friendship’ India has enjoyed over the years, especially during the COVID-19 violence.
Bhutan on Friday honours its highest civilian award Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Head of state Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has announced the name of Narendra Modi in the Most Valuable Person Decoration and highlighted the “unconditional friendship” and support of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has extended to Bhutan over the years. Especially during coronavirus violence (Covid-19).
“This is very appropriate! Congratulations to the people of Bhutan, ”said the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) in an official Facebook post
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, beneficial economic relations between India and Bhutan have been a major factor in bilateral relations. India remains a major trade and development partner of Bhutan and has supported a number of development projects in the country – such as the 1020 MW Tala Hydroelectric Project, Paro Airport and Bhutan Broadcasting Station.
In addition, India is also a major trading partner of Bhutan, its free trade empire that exists between the two countries. In fact, Bhutan became the first country to receive Narendra Modi provincial gift of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII). Earlier this year in January, the country received the first shipment of 1.5 lakh volumes of CovidShield vaccine from India.
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Later, the Himalayas also received an additional 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from India, thus creating a nationwide vaccination campaign against the epidemic. Expressing gratitude, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering prayed for these actions to become a lasting blessing to the people of India.
“We are delighted to receive an additional 400,000 CoveShield doses, which enable us to roll out our vaccine nationwide,” Tshering wrote, marking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. “I and the people of Bhutan are grateful forever.”
Last year, Prime Minister Modi visited Bhutan to overthrow the government’s partnership in the energy sector and promote trade and communication in space and education.
Sourcce- Hindustan Times