A team of six Ambassadors/High Commissioners of India called on Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat Imphal Monday. Setting up a special economic zone for country made liquor of Sekmai, training of selected athletes in Jamaica and export of horticulture products among others were discussed at the meeting.
The Ambassadors/High Commissioners were Ambassador of India to Indonesia Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador of India to Tunisia Nguikham Jathom Gangte, Ambassador of India to Republic of Cote d’Ivoire Y.K Sailas Thangal, Ambassador of India to Romania Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and High Commissioner of India to Jamaica R. Masashi. Out of the six Ambassadors/High Commissioners, four hail from Manipur.
During their meeting with the chief minister, the visiting team suggested to set up a Special Economic Zone for country-made liquor of Sekmai with better packaging and brand building.
The meeting also discussed training of selected athletes in Jamaica, export of horticulture products and promotion of Manipur’s cultural heritage in Europe, Africa and other international fora. Opportunities for employment of skilled manpower in European countries such as Romania were discussed.
The ambassadors had also agreed to promote the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival using their personal good relations with embassies of foreign countries in India for their participation.
The team of ambassadors arrived in Imphal on October 16, 2022. They will interact with officials of different government departments, including Textiles, Commerce and Industries, Horticulture and Tourism for export promotion of state’s products, services and tourism.
The team will also have discussion with officials of District Administration of Chandel, Bishnupur and Imphal East regarding One District One Product (ODOP). The visiting team will leave Imphal on October 19.