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Launch of India-Japan Act East Forum

December 05, 2017

  • In pursuance of the Memorandum of Cooperation to establish the India-Japan Act East Forum signed on 14th September 2017 during the visit of Prime Minister Abe to India, Ministry of External Affairs and Embassy of Japan held the first joint meeting of the Forum on 5th December 2017. The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar and the Japanese Ambassador to India Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu.
  • The Act East Forum aims to provide a platform for India-Japan collaboration under the rubric of India’s "Act East Policy” and Japan’s "Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy”. The Forum 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.
New Delhi
December 05, 2017

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