Sushma to meet Northeast CMs on Act East Policy

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New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) With India increasing its engagements with Southeast Asia under New Delhi’s Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Friday chair an interactive session with the Chief Ministers of all eight northeastern states.

According to the External Affairs Ministry, following the successful Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India Commemorative Summit that was hosted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 25 this year, Friday’s meeting will further underscore Modi’s vision of keeping the Northeast at the heart of India’s Act East Policy and the engagement with Asean.

“Chief Ministers of the eight northeastern states have been invited to attend this meeting and they will be accompanied by senior officials from the states who deal with policy issues related to the subject,” the statement said.

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Others who will attend the meeting include Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Preeti Saran.



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