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Cyprus High Commissioner calls on CM Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Dec 9: High Commissioner of Cyprus Demetrios Theophylactou called on Chief Minister SarbandaSonowal at the latter’s official residence here on Saturday and discussed issues to extend areas of mutual interests between the Republic of Cyprus and Assam.

The High Commissioner, who is on a two-day tour to Assam, met Sonowal as the duo discussed areas of mutual interest, particularly sectors like tourism, solar energy, food processing and agriculture. Demetrios Theophylactou hailed the tourism potential of Assam more particularly the state’s tea tourism, wildlife tourism and heritage tourism and vowed his country’s interests in aligning with Assam for the mutual interests of both Cyprus and Assam.

The High Commissioner informed the Chief Minister of the expertise available with his country in the areas like tourism, solar energy, agriculture and food processing and offered to share with the State under framework of bilateralism. He also informed Sonowal of various advances made by his country in harnessing solar energy as he offered to share the same with the state for the development of resource base in the State.

Sonowal, while informing the visitor of the upcoming Global Investors’ Summit in Guwahati on February 3 and 4, 2018, invited the Cyprus High Commissioner along with industry captains to the summit. Theophylactou assured Sonowal that he would do the needful to participate in the summit to strengthen his countries bilateral relations with Assam.

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