70 entrepreneurs from India’s north eastern region and 30 from neighbouring countries attended the meeting, organized in hybrid mode and showcased their products and services

In a move to give entrepreneurs from India’s northeastern states and neighbouring countries an opportunity to showcase their products and services, the Ministry of External Affairs’ state division in association with the Indian Chamber of Commerce on Monday organized a buyer-seller meet in Guwahati.

The event organized in hybrid mode, featured participation from over 100 entrepreneurs in B2B meetings including 70 from the north eastern region and 30 from neighbouring countries.

“The initiative provided a platform to showcase products and services of north eastern states in various sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, hand-loom, textiles, handicrafts, tourism and hospitality to the neighbouring countries – Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal,” a press release issued by the MEA said.

A Mini-Expo was also held, to showcase the products and services. It was widely acknowledged that post pandemic, a boost to the industries was very much required and the event was held at the right time.

Speaking on the occasion, C. Rajasekhar, OSD (States) in the Ministry of External Affairs highlighted the importance of the initiative. He emphasized that the north-east buyer seller meet would harness the potential and strength of the North Eastern region by linking its products and services to the markets in neighbouring countries

In line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs has special focus on the north eastern region and is committed to all round development of the region. The first ever buyer seller meet is part of forward looking initiatives and signals that India is back to business and proactively preparing to avail post-Covid opportunities.

It offers to foster cross border cooperative linkages with neighbouring countries and underlines the importance, the Government of India attaches to the north eastern region.