New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Act East” policy with our neighboring countries Relations have been given a new dimension and perspective.
Under which India has a special emphasis on relations with the countries of the North East region.
Addressing the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APY), Jitendra Singh said that as the minister in charge of the development of the North Eastern Region, he is very happy that Mizoram, the state of Northeast India is hosting this meeting. He said, the North-Eastern region is surrounded by international borders and is also the gateway to India in the east. Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, and Mizoram Chief Minister Joramthanga were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, he has given special priority to the development of North Eastern region of India. He said, this is also important because if India needs to have good relations with the countries on the eastern borders, then there should be a strong base of solid ties in the states bordering the eastern borders.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that with its geographical location and rich natural and agro-climatic resources, it is the need of the day to reach the fast emerging ASEAN market and maximize the potential of trade. He recalled how on the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the India-Bangladesh Agreement was successfully implemented, which has resulted in easy and low-cost facilitation in Bangladesh and other regions.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that now is the time to look at the social, economic, and environmental aspects of development from the scale of sustainable development target (SDG). In addition, he has also commended the organizers for their efforts to increase interaction between the Asia Pacific society with local communities.