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South East Asia diplomats in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, NOV 16 (NPN)(Staff Reporter )
Published on 17 Nov. 2012 12:20 AM IST
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To promote people-to-people contact, trade and commerce three Ambassadors to India -- Pisan Manawapat (Thailand), Nguyen Thanh Tan (Vietnam), Thongphanh Syackhaphom (Lao PDR) and High commissioner of Malaysia Dato’ Tan Seng Sung arrived Nagaland on a two-day visit, Friday.

The diplomats headed straight to Kohima and visited Kisama, Heritage village. Later, Confederation of Indian Industry Nagaland council hosted dinner for the visiting dignitaries at hotel Japfü.

On Saturday, the dignitaries will visit the World War-II cemetery, state museum in Kohima and head to Dimapur where they would visit NEZCC and the ongoing NER Agri Expo. The diplomats would later call on chief minister Neiphiu Rio at his private residence in Sovima, Dimapur and also address the media.

It maybe noted that the foreign diplomats are also here to promote the ASEAN-India Car Rally 2012, which will open up the Northeast to South East Asia (SEA).

The car rally would demonstrate the ever increasing proximity between India and ASEAN countries and create public awareness of India-ASEAN relations.

It would also promote the Centre’s ‘Look East Policy’ through people-to-people contact, investment, tourism, trade and commerce. Prior to their departure to Nagaland, the four dignitaries also met Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati.

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