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Aiyar pins hope on strong Indo-Thai partnership

DoNER minister Mani Shankar Aiyar says complementarities in trade & business and mutual synergies have every potential to enhance trade and commerce between India and Thailand.

According to information, speaking at the inaugural session of the North East India Trade & Investment Opportunities Week in Bangkok on Monday he says the India-Thailand business co-operation and exchange are reaching new heights.

Mr Aiyar emphasizes that India’s North-East must develop the necessary absorptive capacity to accept significant Thai investments in sectors of strategic importance like Infrastructure, Agro & Food Processing, Tourism, Handloom & Handicrafts, etc.

India-Thailand FTA is a great positive step towards an improved bilateral relationship,says Mr Aiyar stressing the need for improving connectivity between the two countries, especially air connectivity.

The session also witnessed the presence of Ashwani Kumar, minister of state for industry, Chief Ministers of Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, H.E. Smt. Latha Reddy, Indian Ambassador to Thailand, among other important Govt. and Industry dignitaries from both the countries.

Jointly organized by the Ministry of DoNER, the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the event will conclude on October 4.
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