GUWAHATI, Dec 4 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who held a discussion with Royal Bhutanese Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel at his office at Janata Bhawan today, made a strong pitch for the growth of the entire region including neighbouring Bhutan.
The Royal Bhutanese Ambassador made a courtesy call on the Chief Minister and the duo discussed issues like cultural and sporting exchanges including tapping the tourism potential of both Assam and Bhutan.
Chief Minister Sonowal while informing Ambassador Namgyel about the upcoming Global Investors� Summit to be held in Guwahati on February 3 and 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 a 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 highly valued tourism destinations.
Chief Minister Sonowal also informed the Bhutanese envoy 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 the latter accepted in principle and promised to extend Assam�s relations with Bhutan.