Bhutan willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China: PM

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-01 23:54:18|Editor: Yurou
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NEW DELHI, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said his country is willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China, including tourism, and resolve the border issue at an early date through friendly consultations.

During a meeting with visiting Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu Thursday, Tshering said his country attaches great importance to relations with China and will adhere to the one-China policy.

Luo said Bhutan successfully held elections at the end of last year, realizing a smooth transition of power and maintaining economic development and social stability.

The ambassador said the Chinese government always attaches importance to developing friendly and cooperative relations with Bhutan, and is willing to work with the new Bhutanese government to strengthen pragmatic cooperation in various fields, speed up the negotiation process on the border issue, and push for new development of bilateral relations.

Tshering was sworn in as Bhutan's new prime minister in November last year.

During his stay in Bhutan, Luo also met with Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji, among others.