Gautam Adani Meets Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck; Explores Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Development
Gautam Adani, the chairman of Adani Group, met with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during the king's visit to India. Adani expressed his excitement about exploring opportunities for the Adani Group to contribute to green infrastructure development in Bhutan. This meeting comes amid efforts to resolve the Bhutan-China boundary dispute, and King Wangchuck also met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation.
Gautam Adani, the Indian billionaire businessman and chairman of the Adani Group, recently had a meeting with Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Adani shared the details of this meeting on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter). During the meeting, he expressed his honor in meeting the king and learning about his vision for Bhutan.
Adani found the king's ideas about the aspirational Bhutan to be inspiring. He also expressed his excitement about exploring opportunities for the Adani Group to contribute to green infrastructure development in Bhutan.
Here is the excerpt from Adani's social media post:
“It was truly an honor to meet His Majesty King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. It was nice to hear his vision of his Kingdom of Happiness. His thoughts on the aspirational Bhutan are indeed inspiring. We are excited to explore opportunities for the Adani Group to contribute to green infrastructure development for one of our happy and warm neighbors,” Adani wrote in his post on X.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is currently on an eight-day visit to India, starting from Guwahati on November 3. This visit has gained significant attention as both Bhutan and China are making efforts to resolve their long-standing boundary dispute.
During his visit, the King of Bhutan also met with India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who reiterated India's strong commitment to its friendship with Bhutan. Modi expressed India's full support for the socio-economic development of Bhutan. The leaders agreed on a final location survey for a proposed cross-border train link between Kokrajhar in Assam and Gelephu in Bhutan.
In a joint statement issued after their talks, Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to its unique ties of friendship and cooperation with Bhutan. The statement also emphasized continued support for Bhutan's socio-economic development in line with the priorities of the Royal Government and the vision of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.