Bhutan-India-Singapore flight soon, says Dorjiby Opinion Express February 3, 2018 0 comments
Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi opened the Investor Assam 2018 summit with a message to link Assam with rest of the world for the rapid development. A day ahead of the first ever Global Investor’s Summit, Bhutan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Lyonpo Damcho Dorji on Friday said that Drukair will soon have direct flight connecting Bhutan, India and Singapore. The Minister said this at Guwahati on Friday on the occasion of inauguration of the Royal Bhutanese Consulate at Guwahati and added while the decision was already taken at political level, the details are being worked out.
The Consulate was inaugurated jointly by the Bhutan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. “The inauguration of Bhutanese Consulate in Guwahati marks the collective commitment and unique desire of both Assam and Bhutan to strengthen socio, economic and cultural ties between the two entities. Bhutan is keenly looking forward to deepen the bilateral relations and carry forward the mutual interests and people to people ties between India and Bhutan;’ said the Minister.
Bhutan’s decision of introducing direct Drukair flight between India, Bhutan and Singapore has been taken to take the bilateral relations to a next stage;’ he said.”Opening of the Consulate General’s Office will not only benefit Bhutanese and North Eastern tourists, pilgrims and students and businessmen but also strengthen friendship between people from Assam and neighbouring States and Bhutan: said Sonowal.
“I am particularly happy that Bhutan has opened its Consulate in Guwahati this year which commemorates the Golden Jubilee of establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. We look forward to jointly celebrate our friendship with series of activities in India and Bhutan;’ Sonowal said.
Sonowal also thanked Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay for accepting India’s invitation to attend the maiden Global Investors’ Summit Advantage Assam’, scheduled to get underway from Saturday and said that the Bhutanese Prime Minister’s yet another visit to the state after Namami Brahmaputra shows the importance of bilateral relations both Bhutan and Assam attach to their respective neighbours.
He also said that India and Bhutan share exemplary bilateral relations which are unique and special. He also said that the deep-rooted relation is evident from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Bhutan to be his first foreign country visit after he assumed office in May 2014.
Courtesy: The Pioneer