Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 14 met several top officials of the Vietnam government and discussed economic and other bilateral issues to boost agriculture, trade and commerce in Assam. He was accompanied by Assam’s Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and 13 MLAs during the meetings.
The CM held separate discussions with Ha Cong Tuan, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Chairman of Vietnam’s External Relations Commission Hoang Binh Quan and Vice-Chairman of Central Economic Commission Cao Duc Phat at Hanoi, said an official press release.Sonowal, during his discussions with the Vice-Chairman of Central Economic Commission Cao Duc Phat, requested him to take steps for setting up a Consulate Office of Vietnam in Guwahati and organising cultural and youth exchange programmes.
During his meeting with the Chairman of External Relations Commission Hoang Binh Quan, Sonowal mentioned about the thrust given to the north eastern region of India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Act East Policy and the infrastructural advancements made in recent years.
He also emphasised on strengthening connectivity between Hanoi and Guwahati to promote tourism and trade.