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Stress on border trade for North East development

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday stressed trans border trade with Myanmar to ensure a speedy economic development in the north eastern region.

Addressing the platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam Assembly on Friday in Dispur, the prime minister said that the government was looking forward to better trade relations with the neighbours such as Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan, countries that share borders with the Northeast. He said that he would discuss with the leadership of Myanmar how the opportunities could be expansion of trade with India. According to him, Assam and other states of Northeast can and should play leading roles in looking eastwards.

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