Consultative Workshop on Sub Regional Economic Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges with reference to North East India and Bangladesh

workshop organized by

Centre for Development and Peace Studies, Guwahati
&
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Guwahati, 30 august 2014

 
 
Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh, Minister, Meghalaya, speaking at the Workshop. Mr Wasbir Hussain, Executive Director, CDPS (centre) welcomed the participants at the Workshop and presented the Workshop Theme. Also seen Ms Sukanya Natarajan, Programme Coordinator and Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi (right)
   
  The Centre for Development and Peace Studies and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi jointly organized a workshop titled “Consultative Workshop on Sub Regional Economic Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges with reference to North East India and Bangladesh” at Guwahati on 30 August 2014.

The Workshop focused on regional cooperation and its importance and necessity to be a part of the political agenda and political discourse in India. The expectation was to figure relations with Bangladesh more prominently in political and public discussions in the state capitals of Northeast as well as in the Parliament.

The Workshop was participated by Ministers, MLAs and political party leaders from three northeastern states—Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Besides the political leaders, several members from trade and industry bodies, economists, sociologists, academicians and traders directly involved in export-import activities with Bangladesh also took active participation and gave valuable inputs at the Workshop.

 
 
Participants during the Workshop
  Participants at the Workshop emphasised on enhancing trade and commerce between the two countries for development of the region and discussed the opportunities as well as the difficulties in this direction that need to be addressed accordingly.

The Workshop was a part of an initiative titled, ‘India and Her Neighbours’, which aims at improving regional cooperation between Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal with the bordering Indian states. It was an effort to come up with a roadmap to improve regional cooperation between Northeast India and Bangladesh.

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