Thimphu, 21 January 2023 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, met with the Foreign Secretary of the government of India, Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra as they discussed ways to partner for the economic success of their countries, especially the energy sector.

Representatives from both nations met at the office of the Prime Minister to strengthen the partnership between the countries. In a statement released by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, it was noted that they discussed potential opportunities for collaboration in the energy sector.

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During the meeting, both parties discussed the 13-plan and sought ways to move away from traditional planning methods and incorporate a long-term perspective. The 13-plan agenda was a major topic of discussion and the Prime Minister shared his ideas on ways to further promote the plans.

They both agreed to increase collaboration in sectors such as energy, education, and digital through investing in specific projects that will have a lasting positive impact. A particular focus was placed on education, as it is the foundation of all other economic sectors.

They also explored ways to make the energy and digital sectors of both countries more resilient by providing more support for education, supplying educational materials to areas in need, and other measures.

Additionally, they discussed digitalizing various sectors of the economy and finding ways to promote a digital system in the country.

At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the support that Bhutan has continued to receive from India over the years. Both sides were pleased to note that the friendship between Bhutan and India has deepened.