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Young Indians from state visit Myanmar

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By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2019 11:05 pm
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Dimapur, Nov. 25 (EMN): A delegation of the Nagaland chapter of Young Indians visited Myanmar from November 12 to the 17th led by Mmhonlumo Kikon, advisor to the government of Nagaland, as their mentor.

An update from the Young Indians informed that the aim of the visit was to ‘learn more about the economic, cultural, industrial and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Myanmar and to explore cross-border business.’

The delegation called on the Indian Embassy in Yangon and met with Dr. Sumit Seth, the deputy chief of mission in Myanmar. Seth gave a detailed description of the historical, political and cultural aspects and business opportunities of Myanmar, especially in the context of India, it was informed.

The delegation also organised a meeting with business groups such as the India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (IMCC), banks such as the SBI and Exim Bank and various sector specific business people in the education, food processing, information technology and the energy sector.

It was informed that the Indian Embassy in Myanmar assured all assistance to any future visits by individuals or groups from Nagaland. During the five-day visit, the delegation visited various factories such as the GGI woodworking factory, the Gems Museum, and the i-Land Industrial Park in Bago.

The delegation also met with entrepreneurs in Myanmar such as members of the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Alliance, besides visiting the Myanmar Entrepreneurship Summit in Yangon.

Medo Putsure, co-chairperson for the Young Indians for Nagaland, commented, “It is important that we start acting on the Act East policy, and connecting and strengthening ties is the first step.”

Young Indians is part of the Confederation of Indian Industry, a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation playing a proactive role in India’s development process.

 

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By EMN Updated: Nov 25, 2019 11:05:40 pm