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India, Japan vow to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in northeast

PTI | Updated on: 10 Oct 2018, 10:08:08 PM
India, Japan vow to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in northeast (File Photo)

India, Japan vow to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in northeast (File Photo)

New Delhi:

India and Japan have held the second meeting of their Act East Forum, during which they agreed to boost cooperation on connectivity projects in the northeast, a Japanese Embassy statement said.

The meeting of ‘Japan-India Act East Forum’ was held on October 8 under the co-chairmanship of Japan’s Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.

Ambassador Hiramatsu emphasised on cooperation in the northeast region, ranging from connectivity to people-to-people exchanges and the need to come up with concrete projects, the statement said.

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The forum witnessed lively discussions, in which the representatives from relevant ministries and states of the NER shared their views, the statement said.

“As a result of the meeting, future orientation of cooperation in northeast was confirmed, ranging from the road and bridge connectivity projects; forest management projects in states of Tripura and Meghalaya; a new initiative to utilise bamboo which is abundant in the region; and to enhance people-to-people exchanges,” it said.

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First Published : 10 Oct 2018, 10:07:57 PM