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Consulate General Office of Bhutan to be set up in Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Jan 27: State government has agreed to the proposal and conveyed its willingness to the Ministry of Exterl Affairs for setting up of a Consulate General Office of Royal Government of Bhutan in Guwahati, a press release said.

Bearing in minds the friendly relations subsisting between Indian and Bhutan, Government of Assam today in a view to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two geographical entities held a meeting with the officials from the Department of Law and Order, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan in Assam Secretariat on Friday. In the meeting, Government of Assam stamped the proposal of the Royal Government of Bhutan for setting up of a Consulate General Office in Guwahati and conveyed its decision to the Ministry of Exterl Affairs, Government of India.

It may be noted that the five member delegation of Royal Government of Bhutan discussed on a wide spectrum of issues with the senior officers of Home and Political Department Government of Assam to give a boost to the bilateral ties between the two geographical entities. The meeting vowed to share intelligence inputs between Assam and Bhutan to put a tab on terrorist activities detrimental to both the entities.

The meeting also pitched in for a vibrant mechanism of entry-exit mechanism to give an impetus to industry and commerce between Assam and Bhutan. The officers also discussed at length the existing boundaries that Assam shares with Bhutan and exchanged inputs on missing boundary pillars and vowed to take immediate steps to address the issue .

The Officers also vowed to carry forward the strong connection between Assam and Bhutan and work for strengthening the mutual ties between the two geographical entities. Principal Secretary Home and Political Hemanta rzary, Commissioner and Secretary Home and Political L.S. Changsan, DGP (Border) R.M. Singh, Special DGP Law and Order Kuladhar Saikia, ADGP (SB) Pallab Bhattacharjee, Secretary Home and Political M. Hazarika represented the Government of Assam. While Director Law and Order Tashi Tenjore, Deputy Director Department of Law and Order Chorten mgay, Deputy Director Department of Law and Order Karma Dorje, Under Secretary Department of Law and Order Yeshey Dorji represented the Royal Government of Bhutan.

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