India – EU Global Gateway Conference

May 31: The Ministry of External Affairs, the EU Delegation to India and the Asian Confluence are jointly organizing the India – EU Connectivity Conference in Meghalaya on 01 – 02 June 2023. The conference’s objective is to explore possibilities of boosting connectivity investments in India’s North Eastern States and with India’s neighbours (Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh).

The Conference is an outcome of the India – EU Connectivity partnership which was launched during the India – EU Leaders’ Meeting in May 2021. The Conference would focus on connectivity through three pillars namely: Digital, Energy and Transport with an aim to identify concrete projects for joint implementation. This was also identified as a key deliverable in the recently concluded Ministerial Meeting of the India – EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC).

The Conference would be inaugurated by Shri Conrad Kongkal Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs. Senior officials of the Government of India, EU Commission, Government(s) of the North Eastern States of India, Government(s) of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and stakeholders from the private sector are expected to participate and provide their insights and views on the subject.

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