North East hold Buyer Seller meet with Neighbours

Mar 22: The States Division of the MEA, in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), North Eastern Chapter organized North East Buyer Seller Meet today in Guwahati. The event was organized in hybrid mode to maximize its reach. The initiative provided a platform to showcase products & services of North Eastern states in various sectors such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Hand-loom, Textiles, Handicrafts, Tourism and Hospitality, etc. to the neighbouring countries – Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

The North Eastern Buyer Seller Meet featured participation from over 100 entrepreneurs in B2B meetings including 70 from North Eastern Region and 30 from neighbouring countries. A Mini-Expo was also held, to showcase the products and services. It was widely acknowledged that post pandemic, a boost to the industries was very much required and the event was held at the right time. Hence, it was appreciated as topical and welcome.

Most of the the Principal Secretary Industries and Hand-loom Commissioners from the North Eastern Region were present in the event. Shri C. Rajasekhar, OSD (States), represented Ministry of External Affairs in the event. While delivering the keynote address, Shri C. Rajasekhar, highlighted the importance of the initiative. He emphasized that North East Buyer Seller Meet would harness the potential and strength of the North Eastern region by linking its products and services to the markets in neighbouring countries.

In line with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Ministry of External Affairs has special focus on North Eastern Region and is committed to all round development of the region. The first ever Buyer Seller Meet is part of forward looking initiatives and signals that India is back to business and proactively preparing to avail post-Covid opportunities. It offers to foster cross border cooperative linkages with neighbouring countries and underlines the importance, Government of India attaches to the North Eastern Region.

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