Following the second 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying match between India and Laos held in Guwahati, Laos Ambassador to India, Ravi Shankar Aisola said his country is looking for improved cultural and sports exchange programme with Assam as a way to build better relations between both countries.
Aisola, who is currently in the city to watch the 2019 AFC Asian Cup India versus Laos qualifier, said that more cultural and sporting activities were required to bring Laos and the Northeast closer. Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal also had a talk with the Laotian Ambassador and discussed a range of issues of mutual importance to India and Laos, and more particularly Assam.
‘Assam was keen to work with Laos in the fields of trade and commerce, cultural exchange, sports and strengthening road connectivity through Myanmar’, said a government release here.
Habib Mohammed Chowdhury, a business man from Assam, who had been doing business in Laos for 18 years was also at the press conference highlighting the scopes and opportunities that Laos offers for investors. Aisola also said that Laos is still very less known to India and that efforts are on for bridging the gaps.