Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ambassadors and high commissioners arrive in Manipur

A seven-member team of New Delhi-based ambassadors and high commissioners from South East Asian countries has arrived in Manipur to assess the trade relations between the countries and India, officials said today. After arriving yesterday, the team leader and Malaysian Ambassador Dao Tan Seng Sungh said that the ASEAN diplomats would study whether international trade and commerce through the border town of Moreh in the state's Chandel district could be realised or not. Myanmarese ambassador Kyl Thei said that the trip was aimed at assessing the ground situation for opening international trade via Manipur. The team, which met Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh yesterday evening at his office, would visit Moreh, about 120 kms from here and return to Imphal, the officials said.