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Guwahati will be hosting the annual summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe next month.

The two-day summit is expected to take place somewhere around mid December.

The state government is reportedly proposing to revamp the old deputy commissioner’s bungalow at Sukreshwar hill as a place where the two leaders would hold talks.

There are also plans of the two Prime Ministers take a river cruise on the Brahmaputra.

Meanwhile, a mock drill is also being conducted in Guwahati by a NSG team from Delhi.

Modi and Abe are expected to cap the summit with a visit to the new peace museum in Manipur’s capital Imphal.

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale is reportedly scheduled to come to Guwahati and Imphal and take stock of the scenario ahead of the crucial summit.

Guwahati was chosen as the venue for the summit in view of the Centre’s focus on the Northeast under the Act East Forum launched by India and Japan almost two years back.

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