NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday co-chair a digital summit between India and 10-nation ASEAN that’s anticipated to concentrate on measures to recuperate from the financial turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and methods to additional broadbase […]
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated the summit will overview the standing of ASEAN-India strategic partnership and take inventory of progress made in key areas reminiscent of connectivity, maritime cooperation, commerce and commerce, training and capability constructing.
The Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is taken into account some of the influential groupings within the area, and India and several other different nations together with the US, China, Japan and Australia are its dialogue companions.
The summit is happening amid China’s aggressive behaviour within the disputed South China Sea in addition to in japanese Ladakh. Various ASEAN nations have territorial disputes with China within the South China Sea.
Together with Modi, the 17th India-ASEAN summit will even be co-chaired by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
“The leaders will talk about methods to additional strengthen ASEAN-India engagement and on this context will be aware the adoption of ASEAN-India Plan of Motion (2021-2025). Covid-19, post-pandemic financial restoration and necessary regional and worldwide developments will even be mentioned on the summit,” the MEA stated in an announcement.
The 10 member nations of ASEAN are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Prime Minister Modi attended the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok in November final 12 months.
“ASEAN-India strategic partnership stands on a powerful basis of shared geographical, historic and civilisational ties. India’s Act East Coverage, underlining ASEAN centrality, displays the significance, India attaches to engagement with ASEAN,” the MEA stated