Aizawl, March 10, 2020:
The Ambassadors of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries – Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam called on Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai to discuss a range of issues, including border trade.
The ambassadors had arrived in the Northeastern state to attend the annual Chapchar Kut festival and held talks to expand border trade in the eastern side of Mizoram. Pillai also expressed hope that their visit would build stronger ties between India and ASEAN countries.
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The ASEAN Ambassadors also shared their experience in Mizoram with the governor and called their trip “culturally enriching”. They consider Mizoram to be India’s gateway in terms of trade with the ASEAN countries.
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Among others, cultural exchanges and trade opportunities, the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport project were discussed at length. They also met Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo and other senior officials and visited the Indo-Myanmar border area in Champhai district.
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