GUWAHATI, Jan 6 - Kazakhstan Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev today called on Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan here and discussed issues to strengthen mutual interests between Kazakhstan and Assam. The Ambassador who is on a tour to Assam discussed with the Governor areas of mutual interests, particularly in sectors like tourism, power and bilateral trade.
The Kazakh envoy said Kazakhstan consume 75 per cent of tea produced in Assam. He also hailed the tourism potential of the State, especially tourism centering around tea and wildlife.
The Governor, while drawing the attention of the Kazakh Ambassador on the ensuing Global Investors’ Summit to be held in Guwahati on February 3 and 4, requested Sarsenbayev to ensure Kazakhstan’s participation in the summit.
He also requested the Ambassador to send a business delegation to Assam during the investors’ summit to witness the business and investor-friendly climate brewing in the State.
The duo also expressed hope that the relations between the two geographical entities should be enhanced based on the cultural and historical affinity between the people of India and Kazakhstan. Sarsenbayev assured the Governor that the needful would be done by Kazakhstan to ensure his country’s participation in the first ever Global Investors’ Summit tagged as ‘Advantage Assam’ in February.