Guwahati: Guwahati is all set to host the 14th edition of India-Japan annual summit in December, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are said to be participating in the event.
Although the dates for the summit have not been officially announced, the summit is expected to take place in 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 the talks. Also, both the Prime Ministers are scheduled to go on a cruise on Brahmaputra River besides attending the cultural evening.
Modi and Abe may cap the two-day summit with a visit to the new Peace Museum in Manipur’s capital Imphal, which commemorates one of the fiercest battles of World War II in 1944 in which thousands of Japanese soldiers were killed.
Some of the important projects in which Japan will collaborate include Guwahati Water Supply Project and Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam, Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya, Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya, Bio-diversity Conservation and Forest Management Project in Sikkim, Sustainable Forest Management Project in Tripura, Technical Cooperation Project for Sustainable Agriculture & Irrigation in Mizoram, Forest Management Project in Nagaland, among others.
The two leaders have met each other thrice in the last four months. Their previous meeting was held in Bangkok on November 4 this year.