New Delhi, January 12: On the eve of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan, both the countries jointly unveiled the ‘special logo.’
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bhutan, HE Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, jointly unveiled the ‘special logo’ in New Delhi and Thimphu through video-conference.
In her remarks, on the occasion, Swaraj said that exemplary ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Bhutan are built on shared values and priorities, utmost trust and understanding, mutual respect and sensitivity to each other's interests.
"Along with partnership between the two governments, people to people contacts provide depth, character, and vibrancy to the relationship," she added.
The minister used the occasion to call for the renewed commitment and efforts from all stakeholders to realize the full potential of the India-Bhutan partnership for mutual benefit.
Swaraj reaffirmed India's abiding commitment to building on the strong foundations of a cooperative partnership with Bhutan.
As the people of the two countries jointly celebrate the accomplishments of the last fifty years, Swaraj called for renewed commitment and efforts from all stakeholders to realize the full potential of the India-Bhutan partnership for mutual benefit. Swaraj reaffirmed India’s abiding commitment to building on the strong foundations of the cooperative partnership with Bhutan.
Besides high-level exchanges, both India and Bhutan have planned a series of special commemorative initiatives, cultural activities, exhibitions and seminars throughout the year to mark this milestone.