- Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam -
called on Mizoram Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai on Monday and
discussed a wide range of issues, including border trade.
During the interaction that lasted for more than an
hour, Pillai expressed hope that their visit will bring closer
ties between India and Asean countries and more importantly,
bigger activities at the border trade centres in the eastern
side of Mizoram, Raj Bhavan sources said.
The ambassadors of Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (Asean) countries also shared their experiences in
Mizoram with the governor and called their trip as culturally
enriching and also extremely important in the context of trade
They considered Mizoram to be Indias gateway in term
of trade with the Asean countries.
Among others, cultural exchanges, trade opportunities,
Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport project were discussed
during the interaction.
In the afternoon Pillai hosted luncheon for the
The group came to Mizoram to attend Chapchar Kut
festival which concluded on Friday.
They also met chief minister Zoramthanga, chief
secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo and other senior officials and
visited the Indo-Myanmar border area in Champhai district last
week. PTI COR