Tri-lateral highway to connect Afghanistan to Myanmar via India
GUWAHATI: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the main attraction of the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF).
"We are trying to develop the relation between India and South East Asian countries in the field of trade, commerce and other segments. GIFF can play an important role in that direction," said Assam Act East Policy Affairs Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary during his inaugural address.
Talking about connectivity, Patowary informed that a tri-lateral highway connecting Afghanistan to Myanmar via India will be operational soon and Guwahati will be connected with six capital cities of South Asian nations by the end of December.
Instead of having a focus country the film festival this year has 14 films from 10 countries of the ASEAN region. The seven-day-long festival which started on Thursday will showcase 108 films from over 50 countries. GIFF will be attended by dignitaries and ambassadors from over 15 countries.