GUWAHATI, July 31 - King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Assam government for helping the Himalayan kingdom in tackling the pressing situation precipitated in view of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, an official statement said today.
In a letter to the Chief Minister recently, the Bhutan King said, “Though Assam with its people fought hard to contain the pandemic with necessary lockdown and curtailment of people’s movement, the benevolence of the authorities of Assam in allowing movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities to Bhutan helped its people and ensured their wellbeing during the lockdown period.”
The King termed the gesture as a true reflection of the close ties of friendship and brotherhood between the people of Assam and Bhutan. He stated, “I remain appreciative of your goodwill and look forward to your continued support.”
The monarch of the neighbouring country added that the efforts of the Assam government would very soon stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on behalf of the people of Assam, also expressed his gratitude to the King, added the statement.