EAM S Jaishnkar in Imphal says ‘India’s Northeast fulcrum to a larger region’


Imphal: Minister of External Affairs, S.Jaishankar said today that the world is complicated because it has its dangers, interests and agendas. “So, it is very important in this world of 200 countries and organisations how do we make friends and build relationships, how do we secure ourselves”, S.Jaishankar also said.

The External Affairs minister said this while attending an interaction programme with students and faculties of Manipur University, institutes and other universities of Manipur on Saturday at City Convention Centre in Imphal.

S.Jaishankar underlined that “we need to see the world today as a competitive playing field.” He further said that there are about 34 million Indians living abroad. “We should see the world as a workplace and not a marketplace. If our country maintains right relationships and partners, we can accelerate our growth relationship and national development,”  he also stated.

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Talking about Covid challenges, Jaishankar noted that there are no other countries in the world like India  who have brought about 7-8 million people back in the middle of very stressful situations.

Jaishankar then said that the Indian system under Prime Minister Modi today is very responsive to challenges. “We have also become a model in terms of digital delivery. Digital revolution is heading underway in our country as the government has maximized the opportunities,” he added.

He also spoke about developing connectivity,  better health care systems, trade, food, economy and export of goods and services during the function. “India’s North East is fulcrum to a larger region,” he also said.

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Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. R.K.Ranjan, while speaking on the occasion, stressed that Manipur today is organically developed and youngsters have developed a brand name for themselves. Ranjan said that it is Prime Minister Modi’s agenda that ministers from his Government should regularly visit the North East to ensure delivery of services.


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