DIMAPUR, Jan 17 - A two-day workshop on �India-Japan partnership towards meeting the challenge of infrastructure development in India�s North East� will open here on January 19. It was earlier scheduled to be held in Kohima.
The workshop is being organised by the Government of Nagaland in collaboration with Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
The context of the workshop is the Tokyo Declaration for Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership, issued after the meeting in Tokyo on September 1, 2014 between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe which places special emphasis on Japan�s cooperation for enhanced connectivity and development in Northeast India and linking the region to other economic corridors in India and Southeast Asia.
According to an official release, the objective of the holding the workshop is to bring together experts and policy makers from both countries to discuss the opportunities and challenges for India and Japan cooperation in the NE Region.
The agenda of discussion of the workshop will be �Economic Development in NER: Current Status and Potential�, �Connectivity Imperatives in NER: Inter-regional, with rest of India and cross-border�. �Areas for India-Japan Cooperation�, �Public Private Partnerships: Pointers for Japan�s Involvement in Development of SEZs in Myanmar,� and �Strategies for Enhancing India-Japan Cooperation in Infrastructure Development in NER.�