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Sonowal pushes for Guwahati-Bhutan-Singapore air service

GUWAHATI, June 7: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is taking keen interests in introducing Drukair Flight services between Bhutan and Singapore via Guwahati. The CM asked Consul General of Bhutan Phub Tshering who met him at his official residence here today to expedite the process for the mutual benefit of the region. It may be noted that the Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji announced introduction of Drukair service between Guwahati-Paro and Singapore in the month of February this year to take advantage of India’s Act Policy initiative. He asked the officer of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy about the status of implementation of the service and informed him and that he would request Union Civil Aviation Ministry for expeditiously clearing all formalities so that operating of flights connecting Guwahati-Paro and Singapore soon becomes a reality. Sonowal also told him that he would also talk to Bhutan Prime Minister Tsering Togbay regarding the issue. Sonowal at the same time on behalf of the people of Assam and on his behalf conveyed the State’s warm greetings and vowed to cement the diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Assam which started in medieval period between kings of Bhutan and Assam, the communiqué added.

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