The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today (25th September 2015) met the Prime Minister of Bhutan Mr. Tshering Tobgay in New York City. Mr. Tobgay congratulated the Prime Minister on what he described as a “visionary” statement at the United Nations Summit for the adoption of Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the progress being made on hydro-electric projects in Bhutan. Mr. Tobgay reiterated Bhutan’s support for India’s permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.
The Prime Minister met the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena. He complimented the Sri Lankan President for the two elections that were successfully conducted in Sri Lanka this year, saying that this showed the deep-rooted democratic traditions of that country. The reconciliation process and Indian investment in various projects in Sri Lanka also came up for discussion.
The Prime Minister met the Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Stefan Lofven. Satisfaction was expressed at the recent substantive and fruitful visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Sweden. India invited Sweden to participate in various initiatives including Make in India.
The Prime Minister met the President of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades. The Prime Minister noted the long-standing relationship with Cyprus, and said though the two countries were physically far apart, they were emotionally close to each other. The Cyprus President described India as one of the strongest friends of Cyprus.