Foreign Secretary of India, Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla called on Honorable Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan.

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Gangtok, April 3 (Raj Bhawan): Foreign Secretary of India, Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla called on Honorable Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhawan today. It was a courtesy called on by the Foreign Secretary, Government of India who is in visit to Sikkim to attend inaugural ceremony of “Kanchenjunga Dialogue” organized by Sikkim Central University at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok.

 

Honorable Governor stated that Sikkim being small state hold lots of potential in organic farming, tourism industry, hydro power, horticulture and floriculture etc. 

 

Foreign Secretary Shri Shringla mentioned about importance of Look East Policy and India Act East Policy for development northeast region. 

 

Shri Shringla said that Northeast India will play important role in India’s Act east policy. The Centre government is building infrastructure so that Northeast India emerges as important hub in India’s engagement with South East Asian countries. He also expressed main focus of government to extent connectivity through rail, road, and air in order to improve cultural, trade exchange between states and neighbouring countries. 

 

Foreign Secretary, Shri Harsh Vardhan appreciated the State government for their efforts to run state in smooth manner and extend best possible assistance for developmental project. 

 

The Foreign Secretary was accompanied by Dr. Anupam Ray Joint Secretary Policy Planning and Research and Ms. Satwant Khanalia Director FSO of Ministry of External Affairs.