Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday interacted with the Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki, through virtual mode from the Raj Bhavan here.
They shared new areas of mutual aid and endeavour for the progress and prosperity of the two friendly countries, a communique from the Raj Bhavan said.
The Governor expressed gratitude to the Japanese envoy for the strong friendship between the governments and the people of Japan and India. He wished that the age-old bond is strengthened further with joint ventures and cooperation.
The Governor, who has been emphasising on improving education in the State, proposed for student and faculty exchange programmes between the two countries at the university-level and online interactions amongst the school and college students of both countries.
Underscoring the vast potential of the State’s religious tourism, the Governor suggested cooperation in Indo-Japanese tourism sector.
He also stressed on sharing scientific know-how to mitigate natural calamities, as the State of Arunachal Pradesh lies in the high seismic zone. With an aim for employment avenues for youth of the State in the line of ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Governor advocated for starting of Japanese assembly line factories in the State.
He also advised them to explore for collaboration in hydropower and non conventional energy sources.The Governor and Chief Minister invited the Japanese Ambassador to visit Arunachal Pradesh, particularly the world famous Tawang Monastery and the monastery in Namsai.
The Chief Minister highlighted the vast scope of interface between Arunachal Pradesh and Japan for the people-to-people contact and joint ventures. He emphasised on imparting Japanese language as a new skill to the youth of the State, the communique added.