Bhutan Consulate to open in Assam

Guwahati:  The Assam and Bhutan governments have decided to share intelligence inputs betweeen them at a meeting (Jan 27) as they discussed mechanism for vibrant entry-exit mechanism to give an impetus to industry and commerce.

The state further agreed to a proposal for setting up of a Consulate General Office of Royal Government of Bhutan in Guwahati and conveyed willingness to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Vowing to share intelligence inputs between Assam and Bhutan to put a tab on terrorist activities, the meeting between state government officials and officials from the Department of Law and Order, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan also pitched for a vibrant entry-exit mechanism to give an impetus to industry and commerce between Assam and Bhutan, an official statement said.

In the meeting which aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two neighbours, Assam government ratified the proposal of the Bhutan government for setting up of a Consulate General Office in Guwahati and conveyed its decision to the Ministry of External Affairs.

The five-member delegation from Bhutan discussed a wide spectrum of issues with the senior officers of the state government’s Home and Political Department, it said.

The two sides further discussed the existing boundaries that Assam shared with Bhutan and exchanged inputs on missing boundary pillars and vowed to take immediate steps to address the issue, the release added.

The officers also decided to carry forward the strong connection between Assam and Bhutan and work for strengthening the mutual ties between them.

Principal Secretary Home and Political Hemanta Narzary, 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.

Bhutan was represented by its Director Law and Order Tashi Tenjore, Deputy Director Department of Law and Order Chorten Namgay, Deputy Director Department of Law and Order Karma Dorje, Under Secretary Department of Law and Order Yeshey Dorji.

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