Kohima: Ambassadors from seven European countries and European Union (EU) on Sunday arrived here on their three-day visit to Nagaland.

Although the visit is described as a familiarization trip, the diplomats are expected to explore for investment opportunities in the state as part of the ongoing efforts on enhancing India-EU cooperation in various fields, particularly in trade and investment.

The ambassadors of seven countries — Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Poland and Slovakia — and members from European Union arrived here this afternoon, sources said.

They will meet governor, chief minister and his council of ministers, state government officials and representatives of civil societies, tribal organisations and academics on Monday.

They are also likely to visit Kohima WW-II war cemetery, museum and Kisama Heritage Village during their stay in the capital town.

The visiting diplomats will attend a Nagaland police function at Chumukedima police complex and meet representatives of Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Nagaland chapter of CII at Dimapur on Tuesday before leaving for New Delhi, sources said.

During interactions with the state government officials, the diplomats would be informed about investment potential in the areas of tourism, agriculture and allied sectors, mineral and power, IT and education in Nagaland in the backdrop of the Centre’s renewed thrust on India's Look East policy and Nagaland’s close location to ASEAN countries, the officials said.


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