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B-20 Conference on Opportunities for Multilateral Business Partnerships in Agriculture and Food Processing Began in Kohima, Nagaland

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : Under India’s G20 Presidency a three-day Business 20 Conference from 04 – 06 April, is underway in Kohima, Nagaland. The theme of the B20 conference is ‘Opportunities for Multilateral Business Partnerships in Agriculture and Food Processing, Tourism and Information Technology’. During the conference, Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) meetings were organized. Discussions to facilitate economic growth and aid in the development of important sectors of the economy in the Northeast region also took place. This is the fourth and final summit of the B-20 events as part of the G-20 dialogue forum for the global business community. After the conference was over, all the delegates were taken on a tour of the Mini-Hornbill Festival, a tour of the WWII Museum, and a visit to a Heritage Village. The program will conclude on the third day with a visit to the Kohima War Memorial site and the departure of the delegates from Kohima. B20, or Business 20, is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. The B-20 Summit witnessed participation from 64 foreign delegates from 29 countries. Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, and Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland addressed the inaugural session. He said, that Nagaland offers a huge opportunity in the field of agriculture and food processing. The bulk of the state production is organic which can be explored for export opportunities. Further, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh also addressed the conference, he said that the completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway will change the face of the Northeast and bring it closer to South East Asian countries. The conference focused on major developments and activities in the concerned sectors, highlighting investment opportunities from the state administration. Established in 2010, the B20 is one of the most prominent participatory groups in the G20, consisting of companies and business organizations.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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