GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - Kazakhstan�s Ambassador to India Yerlan Alimbayev called on Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan today and discussed with him a gamut of issues of bilateral interest.
Giving a snapshot of all potential areas where Assam and Kazakhstan can collaborate for mutual interest of both the geographical entities, Governor Mukhi said Assam has rich potential in the fields of tea, tourism, waterways and IT. He also said that Guwahati, the gateway to South East Asian countries, is one of the most important business and commercial centres. It can play a lead role in bolstering bilateral relations between Assam and Kazakhstan.
The Governor also drew attention of the Kazakh envoy to the potential of the food processing industry in Assam and invited Kazakhstan�s involvement to reap dividends for the mutual benefit of both Assam and Kazakhstan.
Hailing the sprawling tea gardens in Assam and their products, the Kazakh envoy said Assam tea is very popular in his country. He said a delegation from Kazakhstan would visit the tea gardens of Assam along with other sectors to launch bilateral trade relations.
Professor Mukhi acknowledged the Kazakhstan envoy�s gesture of visiting Assam, adding that both the geographical entities should keep working to strengthen bilateral relations to reap mutual benefits.