India and Japan launch initiative for Sustainable Development of NE region
Sustainable Development of NE – India and Japan have created the India-Japan Initiative for Sustainable Development of India’s North Eastern Region to promote collaboration in areas such as health care, forest resource management, connectivity, and tourism throughout the region’s many states.
Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kishida Fumio and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced this today in New Delhi as part of the India-Japan Summit Joint Statement Partnership for a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Post-COVID World. Fumio Kishida arrived in New Delhi for his first bilateral visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit.
Both PMs applauded the launch of the “India-Japan Initiative for Sustainable Development of India’s North Eastern Region,” which includes the “Initiative for Strengthening the Bamboo Value Chain in the North East,” as well as cooperation in health care, forest resources management, connectivity, and tourism in various North Eastern states.
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Both recognized the necessity of continuing their engagement through the Act East Forum (AEF) for the long-term economic development of India’s North Eastern Region and improving the region’s connectivity with Southeast Asia.
On March 15, India and Japan convened their sixth joint meeting of the Act East Forum (AEF) in New Delhi, where they discussed the status of ongoing projects in sectors such as connectivity, hydropower, forest management, water supply and sewerage, skill development, and Japanese language instruction. They also discussed potential new areas of collaboration.
7 JICA agreements have been reached. In numerous States, loans were negotiated for connectivity, water supply and sewerage, horticulture, healthcare, and biodiversity protection projects. Northeast is the recipient of two of the seven loans.
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