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His Majesty’s visit expected to strengthen bilateral ties and regional peace: CEM Boro

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HT Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Nov 2: The United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) and the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) have extended a warm welcome to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyl Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, who is set to make a holistic visit to India, particularly in the state of Assam, for the first time on Friday.

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UPPL president and chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Pramod Boro, expressed optimism regarding the royal visit. Boro highlighted that His Majesty’s visit holds the potential to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Bhutan, especially in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and across Assam. He emphasized that this visit is anticipated to foster cooperation, cultural exchanges, and improved communication between the two nations.

“His Majesty’s visit will fortify the socio-cultural understanding and geographical harmony between our two nations and their neighboring communities,” stated Boro.

ABSU president Dipen Boro and general secretary Khanindra Basumatary also expressed their hearty welcome for His Majesty’s proposed visit. They echoed similar sentiments, anticipating that the visit will contribute to enhancing sustained peace and fostering stronger bilateral ties between India and Bhutan across various domains.

ABSU referred to the significance of statements made by Dawa Penjor, general secretary of Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA), highlighting the aim to strengthen the relationship between India, Assam, and Bodoland Territorial Region through a strong border relationship. They emphasized that such interactions help in nurturing socio-cultural understanding and geographical harmony among neighboring communities.

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ABSU emphasized the historical significance of the Bodo Peace Accord, signed on January 27, 2020, which paved the way for lasting peace in the region, alleviating fears and concerns that persisted for two decades during the movement period. The union extended gratitude to the Indian Prime Minister, home minister, chief minister of Assam, and CEM of Bodoland Territorial Region for facilitating this transformation.

The student leaders expressed their belief that the King’s historic visit will further bolster the enduring friendship between India and Bhutan and play a pivotal role in ensuring lasting peace in the region.

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