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India, Japan launches Act East Forum

Staff Reporter, New Delhi
06/12/2017   0 Comments

The Ministry of External Affairs of India and Embassy of Japan jointly conducted the first meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum.

The forum aims to provide a platform for India-Japan collaboration under the rubric of India’a "Act East Policy” and Japan’s "Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy”.  It will identify specific projects for economic modernization of India’s North-East region including those pertaining to connectivity, developmental infrastructure, industrial linkages as well as people-to-people contacts through tourism, culture and sports-related activities.

Besides the Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy of Japan, participants included representatives from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Home Affairs and the States of North-East region from the Indian side, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan External Trade Organization, Japan Foundation and Japan National Tourism Organization from the Japanese side.


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