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IMPHAL | Sept 9 : Chief minister, N. Biren Singh today flagged off the ‘9-day external conducted press tour’ to Yangon, Myanmar from the office complex of directorate of Information and Public Relations at Keishampat, Imphal West.
The external press tour is organised by department of Information and Public Relations, government of Manipur.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Act East Policy is being implemented to build up cordial relationship between India and neighbouring countries. He mentioned that such external conducted press tour will strengthen the relationship between India and Myanmar. Earlier, journalists from Myanmar had visited Manipur and interacted with the media fraternity and people of the state, he added.
The 20 member team of media persons is led by director of IPR, H. Balkrisna Singh. The team will reach Moreh today and will go to Mandalay overnight on board. The team will meet the press fraternity of Myanmar in Yangon. They will call on the Consulate General of India to Myanmar and interact with the Manipuri Diaspora living in Myanmar.
The flag off ceremony was also attended by commissioner of IPR, RK. Dinesh Singh.~IFP