Ambassadors of six Asean countries – Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam – on Monday called on Mizoram governor PS Sreedharan Pillai in Aizawl.

During the interaction, governor Pillai expressed hope that their visit will bring closer ties between India and Asean countries and more importantly, bigger activities at the border trade centres in the eastern side of Mizoram, said a Raj Bhawan statement.

The ambassadors of Asean countries also shared their experiences in Mizoram with the governor and called their trip as culturally enriching and also extremely important in the context of trade viabilities.

They considered Mizoram to be India’s gateway in term of trade with the Asean countries.

Among others, cultural exchanges, trade opportunities, Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport project were discussed during the interaction.

The group came to Mizoram to attend Chapchar Kut festival which concluded on Friday.

They also met chief minister Zoramthanga and other senior officials and visited the Indo-Myanmar border area in Champhai district last week.

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