Nepal, Bhutan pledge contribution to Saarc emergency fund for coronavirus

IndiaTimes Saturday, 21 March 2020
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to a Saarc leaders' conference, Nepal and Bhutan have both contributed to the Saarc Emergency COVID-19 fund, which is intended to be used by countries of this region in their fight against the pandemic.

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during the signing ceremony of Concession Agreement for 600 MW Kholongchhu JV-Hydroelectric Project with Bhutan said Bhutan and India's shared values have shaped a common world view. S. Jaishankar said, "Bhutan and India have a truly unique relationship one bound together by history, geography, culture, spiritual tradition and century-old people to people interaction. Our shared values have shaped a common world view." External Affairs Minister further said, "This is the first-ever joint venture project to be implemented in Bhutan. I congratulate both Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) of Bhutan and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) of India for this feat and hope that they will leave no stone unturned in completing the project."

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Narendra Modi Narendra Modi 14th and current Prime Minister of India

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