PM Modi to co-chair virtual ASEAN-India Summit on November 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will co-chair the digital summit meeting between India and ASEAN, an organization of ten Southeast Asian nations, on Thursday with his Vietnamese counterpart.

PM Modi to co-chair virtual ASEAN-India Summit on November 12
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will co-chair the digital summit meeting between India and ASEAN, an organization of ten Southeast Asian nations, on Thursday with his counterpart from Vietnam. 


The meeting may focus on recovering from the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus epidemic and broadening strategic ties.


The Ministry of External Affairs said that the current status of the ASEAN-India strategic partnership will be reviewed at this summit and the progress made in key areas such as connectivity, maritime cooperation, trade and commerce, education and capacity building will also be considered.


ASEAN, an organization of Southeast Asian nations, is considered the region's most influential group and its dialogue partners are India, China, Japan and Australia. This summit is being held at a time when China's aggressive behaviour has been prominent in the South China Sea and East Ladakh. Many ASEAN countries have border disputes with China in the South China Sea.


Prime Minister Modi will co-chair this 17th ASEAN-India Summit meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement that the leaders involved in this summit will discuss measures to strengthen the relationship between ASEAN-India and will also look into the approval of the ASEAN-India Action Plan (2021-2025).


ASEAN includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Prime Minister Modi attended the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok in November last year.


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