King meets Indian PM


Dec 22: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday where they wrapped up agreements in several sectors, from water resources to civil aviation.

On Tuesday, King Khesar began his program with a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. He then laid a wreath at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.

Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna called on the King Khesar Taj Mahal Hotel. Together they traveled to Hyderabad House to meet the Prime Minister Singh.

The delegation-level talks between the king and the prime minister were followed by more restricted consultations. The discussions culminated into signing ceremony on nearly a dozen agreements, including on hydropower, civil aviation, health and IT.

King is scheduled to meet Vice President Hamid Ansari, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj.