KOHIMA, MAY 13: Eight Ambassadors from seven European countries arrived the State Capital today on a three-day maiden visit to Nagaland.
They arrived by road at around 3 pm after landing at Dimapur Airport and are staying at Hotel Vivor under full security cover.While the purpose of their visit to the State has been the subject of much speculation, no official statement has been issued so far. However, they are likely to explore investment opportunities in the State.
The eight-member delegation is led by Joao Cravinho from the European Union as Head of delegation and includes Brisian Kirilove Kostova from Bulgaria, Milosav Stasek from Czech Republic, Terhi Hakala from Finland, Janos Terenyi from Hungary, Piotr Klodkowski from Poland, Marian Romasik from Slovak Republic and Card Meier Klodt from Germany.
Official sources revealed that Chief Secretary Lalthara hosted a private dinner for the visiting diplomats this evening at The Heritage.
On Monday, they are scheduled to meet Governor Nikhil Kumar and also visit the Nagaland University Meriema Campus. During the day, they will be meeting the representatives of apex civil society bodies at Hotel Razhuprü at Mission Compound, including the Naga Hoho, Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation, Naga Mothers Association, Eastern Nagaland Women Organisation, Eastern Nagaland Students Federation and Naga Students Federation.
The diplomats are also likely to visit Kohima War Cemetery, Kisama and the State Museum. In the evening, they will meet Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his Cabinet which will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Chief Minister.
The delegation will depart Kohima for Dimapur on Tuesday where they are likely to have interactions with the CII Nagaland and Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries. They are also likely to attend the Police Day celebration at Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre, Chumukedima, it was learnt. EMN