GUWAHATI, Dec 15 � The ASEAN-India Trade Conclave with special focus on the North-east � being organized by the Industries and Commerce Department, Assam in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and scheduled for December 17 at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Hall of Sarusajai Stadium � will witness deliberations on prospects of bilateral trade and commerce between the North-east and South east Asia.
A host of dignitaries including ministers and trade representatives from South East Asia are taking part in the event, which would coincide with the flag-down ceremony of the ASEAN-India Car Rally.
Dr Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister & Minister of Commerce, Cambodia; Dr Nam Viyaketh, Minister Commerce, Laos, PDR; Pawan Singh Ghatowar, Union DoNER Minister; Dr Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry; Rani Narah, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs; and Industry Ministers of north-eastern States along with representatives from all sectors would be present at the conclave.
The conclave would be chaired by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
The focus of this conclave would be to demonstrate proximity of India with ASEAN countries, create public awareness of India-ASEAN relations, promote connectivity, especially road transport, and enhance trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people contact between India and the ASEAN countries.
The main themes for the conclave are business, development, culture and tourism.
It would be followed by an interactive open house panel discussion to forge for a way for promotion of trade, industry and commerce of the North-east in view of its geographical proximity with South-east Asia and East Asia. Along with the South-East Asian countries, top business houses of the country will also participate in the discussion.