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India-EU Conference in Meghalaya to explore connectivity investments in NE


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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, EU Delegation to India and the Asian Confluence think-tank are jointly organizing the India– EU Connectivity Conference in Meghalaya on June 1– 2, with the aim of exploring possibilities of boosting connectivity investments in India’s North Eastern States and with India’s neighbours – Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

The Conference is an outcome of the India–EU Connectivity partnership which was launched during the India–EU Leaders’ Meeting in May 2021.

The Conference would focus on connectivity through three pillars namely: Digital, Energy and Transport with an aim to identify concrete projects for joint implementation.

This was also identified as a key deliverable in the recently concluded Ministerial Meeting of the India–EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), a statement said.

The Conference would be inaugurated by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma, and Minister of State for External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. Senior officials of the Government of India, EU Commission, Government(s) of the North Eastern States of India, Government(s) of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and stakeholders from the private sector are expected to participate and provide their insights and views on the subject, it added.


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