ASEAN virtual summit today, PM Narendra Modi to co-chair virtual meet

ASEAN virtual summit today, PM Narendra Modi to co-chair virtual meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will co-chair the ASEAN summit through which India participates with 10 different nations. The summit shall be held vitually and is predicted to deal with numerous financial measures to recuperate from the financila blow dealth by the novel coronavirus pandemic and in addition methods to broaden strategic ties with one another.

Prime Minister Modi had attended the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok in November 2019.

The summit will assist evaluation the ASEAN-India strategic partnership and also will take inventory of progress made in key areas corresponding to connectivity, maritime cooperation, commerce and commerce, training and capability constructing, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned. 

“ASEAN-India strategic partnership stands on a strong foundation of shared geographical, historical and civilisational ties. India’s Act East Policy, underlining ASEAN centrality, reflects the importance, India attaches to engagement with ASEAN,” the assertion learn.

Along with PM Modi, the 17th India-ASEAN summit may 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 word the adoption of ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025).

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“The COVID-19, post-pandemic economic recovery and important regional and international developments will also be discussed at the summit,” the MEA mentioned additional.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit is happening amid China’s aggressive behaviour within the disputed South China Sea in addition to in with India close to its border on the LAC in japanese Ladakh. 

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The ASEAN grouping is taken into account as one of the vital influential within the area and India and a number of other different international locations together with the US, China, Japan and Australia are its dialogue companions. 

Numerous ASEAN international locations have territorial disputes with China within the South China Sea.

The 10 member international locations of ASEAN are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.

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