October 5, 2015
WB CM meets Hon’ble PM of Bhutan
On the first day of her visit to Bhutan, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee visited the Parliament House of Bhutan and had a meeting with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of the country.
After the meeting, a joint press conference was addressed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan and the West Bengal Chief Minister.
At the press conference, the West Bengal Chief Minister said that she was honoured that His Holiness King of Bhutan had invited her to visit the country. She said that there was a long discussion between them regarding different sectors like education and transport. An agreement with the Government of Bhutan regarding transport will be signed soon, the Chief Minister informed and said that she had made a request that the agreement may be signed in Bengal. The West Bengal Chief Minister informed that she had invited the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan to attend the North Bengal Business Conclave.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan in his speech said that The record of the West Bengal Chief Minister for itself. From her forming a party to coming to power, she played a big role in solving Indo-Bangla border issue, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan said.
He said that from tourism to industry, there is lot of scope for cooperation between India and Bhutan and informed that the WB CM has already sanctioned a 2nd gateway to Phuentsholing via Boubazar in Jaigaon. He said that the WB CM has committed to facilitating the Pasakha-Hasimara rail link. After the West Bengal Chief Minister’s visit, he was certain that tourism ties will flourish, he said.
Click on the following link to see the video of WB CM addressing a joint press conference with the Hon. Prime Minister of Bhutan: