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Global Summit will bring Northeast into world focus, says DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

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Global Summit will bring Northeast into world focus, says DoNER Minister Dr

The two-day Global Investors' Summit, "Advantage Assam", beginning from at Guwahati, Assam today, will bring Northeast into the world focus and open new gateways of trade and business within the region as well as outside the region, with ASEAN nations and South-East Asia. This was stated today by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, while speaking to media about the significance and the diverse dimensions of the two-day meet.

Briefing the media, Dr said, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's inaugural address set the ball rolling to make Northeast an important hub of industrial activity for the entire South-East Asia. He said, the two-day event of such magnitude has been, in the past, usually held in some of the major cosmopolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. It is, therefore, a great breakthrough in holding a brainstorming business summit like this in Guwahati. This event, he said, will not only have a great relevance from investment point of view, but it has also brought Assam and the entire Northeast region into the cosmopolitan mainstream of India's economic growth.

As Minister for Northeast (DoNER), Dr said, the conclusions drawn by the different sessions being held over two days will be seriously studied and accordingly followed up. He said, the Ministry of Northeast (DoNER) is not only participating in the conference but will also coordinate the follow-up.

Dr appreciated the initiative taken by the Assam government in the state and disclosed that the Assam Minister for Industries has suggested the holding of a follow-up meeting with representatives from all the States at the Union capital, New Delhi, soon after the conclusion of the two-day Guwahati Summit.

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First Published: Sat, February 03 2018. 00:20 IST