Japanese Ambassador to India Hiramatsu meets Meghalaya Governor

SHILLONG, May 7: Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Monday held consultations with the Meghalya Governor Ganga Prasad on a number of issues relating to investment in infrastructure, agriculture, food processing, increase people to people contacts and to lift the security advisory to Japanese nationals visiting the state.

Speaking to mediapersons after meeting Prasad, Hiramatsu said that his country is looking ahead to foster further co-operation with India. Stating, that he is very happy to be in Meghalya, the Japanese Ambassador added, “We discussed about the possibility of more co-operation in infrastructural developments. We we would also like to encourage the Japanese to invest more in North east India.”

Pointing to the rich potential of the state, Hiramatsu also spoke about Japan’s technology that could boost agriculture and food processing industries in Meghalya.

The Japanese Ambassador to India also emphasised on more people to people and cultural ties between the North Eastren region.

“We will encourage more people to people ties in order to live up with our objectives to enhance investment in your region,” Hiramatsu stated.

Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad appraised the Japanese envoy on the strawberry plantation in the state of Meghalaya.

The Governor on behalf of the state solicited Japan’s support in transferring appropriate technology for developing the strawberry plantation.

The Japanese Ambassador who planted three cherry blossom tress in memory of his visit.

Hiramatsu also called on Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma at his office chamber in the main secretariat here on Monday.

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