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International Conference ‘Purbasa’ –East Meets East saw an impressive gathering

Bhubaneswar:17/3/18: The second day of International Conference ‘Purbasa’ –East Meets East saw an impressive gathering of diplomats, intellectuals, ambassadors from east and north east India and also from South Asian countries.

The 1st session of technical session was based on the Economic co-operation of India with Asean countries which was chaired by Dr Rajat Nag, distinguished fellow NCAER. Ambassadors from countries like Vietnam, Myanmar, Japan, Sri lanka and Thailand also presided over the session as distinguished panel’s tics. In his address to the congregated throng, Dr Nag pitched up India’s look East Policy and Act East Policy for the boost of economic co-operations between eastern parts of the world. He also gave importance to free Trade Agreements for Asian Countries to come closer in terms of economic ties. India’s economic affairs will see a growth US 200 billion dollar by 2022, highlighted Dr. Nag. Amb VS Seshadri in his discussion stated that the main critical issue in economic co-operation is trade facilitation.

In the first session  Former Ambassador to Myanmar; Senior Advisor, Trade  and International Policy, CII, Dr Prabir De, Professor and Coordinator of the ASEAN-India Centre RIS, Amb Anil Wadhwa, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs;  Former Ambassador to Thailand, HE Amb Ton Sinh Thanh Ambassador of Vietnam, Amb Palitha Kohona, Former Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, Mr U Khin Maung Nyo, Chairman, Myanmar Economic Association, Myanmar, Mr Kenko Sone, Minister (Economic) Embassy of Japan, New Delhi  were present.

The 2nd Session was on Maritime connectivity and security in Indo-Pacific was chaired by Adm RK Dhowan along with the distinguished personnel from countries like Sri Lanka, Bangkok, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and India.

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