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ASEAN ambassadors arrive in Imphal
Correspondent IMPHAL, SEPT 19:
Published on 20 Sep. 2010 12:10 AM IST
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A 19-member team of the ambassadors of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrived in Imphal on Sunday to study the feasibility of opening trade and commerce between ASEAN countries and India through Moreh. The team on their three days stay in the state would visit Moreh after a series of meetings with the officials of the Manipur government including chief minister, O Ibobi Singh.
According to an official source, the team led by Malaysian Ambassador Dato Tan Seng Sung-led ASEAN team and also accompanied by Ashulii Chalai, secretary Union ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER) would gather first-hand account on the feasibility of introducing trade through Moreh under India’s Look East policy.
The diplomats of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia held a meeting with the chief minister and state government officials soon after their arrival. The diplomats would also study the trade infrastructure available in Moreh where government is on effort to install an Integrated Check Post (ICP). Further according to a reliable source, prior to the visit of the diplomats, state Commerce and Industries minister, Y Erabot and MLA, N Mangi, chairman, Manipur Industrial Development Corporation held a meeting with the traders of Indo-Myanmar Border Trade today.

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