GUWAHATI, March 21 - Belgium Ambassador to India Jan Luykx today called on Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhavan and discussed a gamut of issues ranging from inland water transport to river port development.
The Governor drew the Belgian Ambassador�s attention to the fact that the sectors like food processing, tourism etc have vast potential and Belgium can invest in these sectors for the mutual benefits of both Assam and Belgium. The Governor added that if Belgium shows keenness in investing in the industries in Assam, the Raj Bhavan would facilitate all support.
The Belgian envoy, reciprocating, said that he would request industrialists from Belgium to invest in Assam and also added that a delegation of investors is most likely to visit an investment summit in the country.
The Governor told the envoy that it would be a pleasure if the King Philippe of Belgium can also visit Assam during his proposed visit to India.
Luykx hailed Assam�s pristine tourism and said the State�s tourism can be extensively used to facilitate people to people contact between India and Belgium.
Purohit also acknowledged the Belgium envoy�s gesture of visiting Assam as he said that both the geographical entities will keep working to strengthen bilateral relations.
The Ambassador was accompanied by Guillaume Choquet, Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Alexis Bossuyt, Trade Counsellor for Flanders Investment and Trade, and Christophe Van Overstraeten, Trade Counsellor for the Wallonia Export and Investment agency.