Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 February 2018, northeastern India’s progress is “at the heart” of the country’s Act East policy that focuses on increased ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly the ASEAN countries. Modi reached Guwahati to inaugurate the Global Investors’ Summit – ‘Advantage Assam’. The Prime Minister was received by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
We created the Act East Policy and the Northeast is at the heart of it. The Act East Policy requires increased people-to-people contact, trade ties and other relations with countries on India’s east, particularly ASEAN countries. The work of both central government and Assam government in the last three-and-a-half years has brought us here and now we are able to hold such an event. It was only possible because the thought ‘Nothing can be done about this country has changed.
Terming the Budget for 2018 “farmer-friendly”, Prime Minister Modi said that the farmers’ development was imperative to the country’s development and added that all ASEAN countries were, in a way, agriculture dominated. Our chief guest Bhutan PM’s presence speaks of the unbreakable bond of friendship between India Bhutan. Chief minister Sonowal said the 3-4 February event will showcase the manufacturing prowess and the opportunities offered by Assam