South-east Asian countries keen to invest in northeastern States

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Guwahati, Feb 12 (ANI): Many businessmen and industrialists from the southeast Asian countries expressed their desire to invest in India's north eastern region during the 15 -day long International Trade Fair, (ITF) which was organized as part of India's "Look East Policy."

The Guwahati trade fair is considered the second biggest after Delhi's ITF.

The trade fair is designed to boost economic activity and cultural relationship with the Southeast Asian countries.

Stalls from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam and Kenya exhibited their products.

Interacting with the ANI, on the sidelines of the fair, Thailand Ambassador Krit said: "We have been thinking about further co-operation with the private sector to invest in Northeast region, in all kind of infrastructure development."

"The relationship that we share between Southeast Asia and Northeast is a part of the 'Look East Policy'. The trade fair that is going on is a practical process towards the achievement of this policy," said Rajesh Das, ITF Organizer.

Local businessmen also got a chance to interact and exchange business ideas with their foreign counterparts during the fair.

As a part of the event, a Dance Troupe from Thailand gave a magnificent performance, which attracted a huge crowd.uya Thai-Boxing was another highlight of the fair.

People in the region had a wonderful time buying products of their choice from an assorted array of goods, displayed in the fair.

"We get lots of benefits from the fair. We get orders by exhibiting our products here. It all depends on how much the customers like our products. We try to improve and make plans fter that," said Bijay Lakshmi Baruah, an entrepreneur

The fair catered to the needs of both buyers and investors in the region and also helped in bridging the cultural gap amongst the participating countries. By Peter Todd Alex (ANI)

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