India-Japan Act East Forum Meeting Recap

  • 21 Feb 2024

On 19th February, 2024, India and Japan convened the seventh meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • Objectives of the AEF: The AEF aims to develop the Northeastern Region of India and enhance connectivity within the region and with South-East Asia.
  • Review of Progress: Participants reviewed the progress of cross-border surveys to improve trade and logistics between India and Bangladesh.
  • Ongoing Projects and Areas of Cooperation: Discussions covered various ongoing projects in connectivity, energy, urban development, skill development, agriculture, healthcare, disaster resilience, tourism, cultural exchange, and Japanese language education.
  • Exploration of New Cooperation Areas: Representatives exchanged views on potential new areas of cooperation to further strengthen bilateral ties.