Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim on Monday agreed on knowledge sharing and ways to help each other in promoting tourism in their States.
The development came when Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) called on his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu here and discussed about tourism prospects in both the States.
The meeting also discussed on social, political, economical and demographic structure of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, an official communique informed.
Khandu said that the State has so much to learn from Sikkim and hoped that Sikkim’s success in development of tourism, hydropower and agriculture sector could be emulated in his State.
Khandu said both the States are poised for growth as the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving special attention in the Northeast with regular visits of Central Ministers to the region.
He also shared the concern of the Sikkim Chief Minister expressing that criteria of Central funding on development projects should not be based on population criteria.
Tamang was accompanied by his Power Minister MN Sherpa, Power Principal Secretary Tenzing Gelek, Secretary to the Chief Minister SD Dhakal and others, the communique added.