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Sonowal meets top officials of Vietnam government in Hanoi

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Sarbananda Sonowal, who is on a day's trip to Vietnam, today met several top officials of the government and discussed economic and other bilateral issues to boost agriculture, trade and commerce in

held separate discussions with Ha Cong Tuan, and Rural Development, Government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, of Vietnam's Hoang Binh Quan and Vice-of Cao at Hanoi, an official release said here.

was accompanied by Assam's Agriculture Minister and 13 MLAs during the meetings.

The chief minister-led "exposure tour" has been undertaken to get a first hand exposure of the farm practice of and to take inputs for revitalizing the agriculture sector of the state, the release added.

The meeting with Vietnam's Deputy was regarding utilizing modern technology and expertise of farmers and how it could help farmers double their income.

The appreciated the advancements made by Vietnam in the field of paddy cultivation and requested the to extend his country's support in improving the agriculture production in Assam.

Sonowal, during his discussions with the Vice- of Cao Duc Phat, requested him to take steps for setting up a in and organizing cultural and youth exchange programmes.

During his meeting with the Chairman of External Relations Commission Hoang Binh Quan, mentioned about the thrust given to the north eastern region of by Prime Minister through Act East Policy and the infrastructural advancements made in recent years.

He also emphasised on strengthening connectivity between and to promote tourism and trade.

Quan hailed Sonowal's leadership in deepening the bilateral relations between Vietnam and Assam and also lauded his initiative of leading the delegation to Vietnam which would go a long way to further mutual benefits, the release added.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:45 IST