It is supported by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), CII, Assocham, All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Mumbai, and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Kolkata.
Speaking in the 9t edition, CM Sonowal stated that, “Northeast India is discussing foreign & diplomatic policy with one of the most important regions of the world as active stakeholders.” He expressed that the Prime Minister vision of Act East is a process of creating North East as “new engine” for India’s growth.
“The newly formed Act East Policy Affairs Department of Assam Government will work towards mutual growth and development of the entire region.”
He further laid his trust in the potential socio-economic resources of North East, “North East, a land of huge potentialities, can be a top investment destination for ASEAN, considering geographical proximity & cultural ties.”
“The prospect of the ASEAN countries to open their Consulates in Guwahati will immensely help promoting tourism & business of both ASEAN nations and North East.”
Sonowal also met with Singapore Sr MoS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Defence, Dr Maliki Osman on the sidelines of 9th edition of Delhi dialogue of India – ASEAN meet where
many subjects from skill development to smart cities & organic farmingwere discussed.
Sr. Maliki Osman will be visiting Assam later this month.