Pema Khandu pleads for border trade with Tibet, Myanmar
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday pleaded with the Centre to initiate steps to get external funding for the state from funding agencies like Asian Development Bank and World Bank, which is not possible due to interference from China.
“The Centre should start a comprehensive dialogue with neighbouring China for building a cordial relationship to overcome such issues,” the Chief Minister said while addressing a function here in presence of Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Khandu said if the relation between India and China improved, Arunachal Pradesh will immensely benefit. Lauding the Defence Ministry for undertaking infrastructure development in areas sharing border with China, Khandu said work on permanent infrastructure is going on in many forward areas of the state.
Khandu also requested the Defence Minister to initiate measure to start border trade with Tibet through Bumla in Tawang district and with Myanmar through Pangsau Pass in Changlang district of the state in line with Nathula in Sikkim.
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