King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck thanked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the state government for helping them in tackling the pressing situation precipitated in view of the COVID-19 lockdown, an official statement said on Friday.

“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 Bhutan King said in a letter to CM Sonowal.

“I remain appreciative of your goodwill and look forward to your continued support,” he added.

“The efforts of the Assam government would very soon stem the spread of the novel coronavirus,” the King further added.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also expressed his gratitude to the King, the statement added.

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