During the two-day visit, Mukherjee held talks with the top Bhutanese leadership including King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, covering the entire gamut of bilateral relations between the two neighbours.

Earlier on Saturday, Mukherjee termed his visit to Bhutan as very successful and his "most memorable", as he expressed hope that bilateral relations between the two countries would continue to grow from strength to strength.

"I was delighted to be in Bhutan - the abode of happiness. I have travelled many times to Bhutan in different capacities and my association with this beautiful country dates back to the early 80s when I began my public career,” Mukherjee said.

“Through these past decades, I have always worked for stronger, enhanced relations between our two countries. I am privileged to be a friend of Bhutan," he added.

The president was given a warm send-off at the Paro airport by the Bhutanese King and his wife, as he departed after his visit, the first by an Indian head of state to the Himalayan kingdom in 26 years.

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