India –Nepal Economic Partnership Summit starts in Gangtok

India –Nepal Economic Partnership Summit starts in Gangtok

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Gangtok, Jun 28: Chief Minister PS Goley as the Chief Guest at the inaugural session of India Nepal Economic Partnership Summit assured taking any policy and other interventions his Government is required to make to further consolidate the age old relation between India and Nepal.

Addressing the participants in the presence of Ambassador of Nepal to India, Nilamber Acharya ,CM Goley referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of neighbourhood first. ‘Under this policy India will embrace newer instruments to trigger growth and development in its neighbourhood first. Nepal is a core neighbourhood country in this respect’ ,said CM.He congratulated the Embassy of Nepal and PHDCCI for mobilizing the private sector for the purpose of trade and investment integration between India and Nepal.

The Summit has been organised to explore the trade and investment opportunities.
To participate in the development of India’s North East and Nepal.Focusing on sectors with possibility of enhancing India-Nepal cooperation, through East connection to achieve desired goals for Nepal’s economic Development ,stated KV Rajan, Chairman India –Nepal Centre.

His Excellency Ambassador N.Acharya highlighted the close relations between India and Nepal and said ‘future also ties us.We (Nepal) have been presently focusing on economic agenda.And looking forward to India. Economic ties will help to tie our present to our traditional ties. Hydro resources, Connectivity, Tourism, Energy, Education, Agriculture, Health, Connectivity via Chewa Banjang (Indo-Nepal border), Air connectivity linking Sikkim to Kathmandu, are the projects we can work on together, besides Economic sector and combating Climate issues. India and Nepal must work together for going to the 21st Century.Prof Mahendra P.Lama JNU & member of Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) on Nepal India relationships also presented a brief address on special request. (UNI)