After US delegation, Indian official rushed to Thimphu
Thimphu, February 16, 2009: To catch fresh bites of discussion between the US delegation and the Bhutanese politicians, Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon rushed to Thimphu Saturday morning.
Accompanied by Joint Secretary North Satish C. Metha, Menon called on King Jigme Khesar and other high level government officials.
Menon received the glamour of welcome at the Dechencholing Palace where King Jigme Khesar hosted lunch in his honor. He returned Sunday morning. Acting Foreign Secretary Daw Penjor, the Chief of Protocol, the Paro Chief District Officer, Foreign Ministry and Paro district administration officials and Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Sudhir Vyas, who is to be replaced shortly by writer-diplomat Pavan Kumar Verma, bid him farewell at Paro airport.
Besides, he in hurry called Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley and the Foreign Minister Ugyen Tshering.