Bhutanese Ambassador to India calls on Sonowal
by Hemanta Kumar Nath, 04/12/2017, Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who held a discussion with Royal Bhutanese Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel at his office in Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Monday, made a strong pitch for the growth of entire region including neighbouring Bhutan.The Royal Bhutanese Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel gave a courtesy call to the Assam Chief Minister as the duo discussed on issues like cultural and sporting exchanges including tapping the tourism potential of both Assam and Bhutan.

Sonowal while informing the Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel about the upcoming Global Investors’ Summit to be held in Guwahati on February 3-4 invited Bhutan’s participation in the event. Namgyel also expressed Bhutan’s keen interests in participating in the summit to present Bhutan in its entirety in Assam.He also said that given the account of tourism potential of the Himalayan regions, both Bhutan and Assam can enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism.

He said that considering the sprawling tea gardens, unique and colourful culture and national parks Bhutan is looking forward to Assam to tap its high valued tourism destinations. The Assam CM informed that given the sporting talents available in Assam, the State can help Bhutan in developing and promoting different sports in the Himalayan country. Ambassador  Namgyel invited Sonowal to Bhutan which he accepted in principle and vowed to extend Assam’s relations with Bhutan for the growth of both the territories. Ambassador of India to Bhutan Jaideep Sarkar, Chief Minister’s Legal Adviser Shantanu Bharali, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Lohiya were also present during the meeting.