Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday met with India’s Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, ahead of the two-day Global Investors’ Summit – Advantage Assam, which will begin today in Guwahati.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the two leaders discussed areas of mutual interests and cooperation.

Bhutanese delegation arrived in Guwahati on February 1.

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met with Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed opportunities of development and issues facing Bhutan and Assam along the 167km Assam-Bhutan border. Later in the evening, Sarbananda Sonowal hosted a dinner for the Bhutanese delegation.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay met with Arunachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Pema Khandu, and discussed areas of cooperation between Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. Prime Minister met with Bangladesh’s minister for Industries, Amir Hossain Amu.

Advantage Assam is the largest investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the government of Assam to highlight geo-strategic advantages of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the summit.

Speaking at a programme yesterday, Sarbananda Sonowal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Act East” policy repositioned northeast at the centre of India’s relation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.

MB Subba | Guwahati