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A meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers will be held in India on June 15-17

02.06.2022 ТАСС 56 просмотров

The meeting is planned to be attended by the Foreign Ministers of Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.


The meeting of 10 Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries will be held in India on June 15-17. According to the Economic Times newspaper on Thursday, it will discuss the Indo-Pacific Economic Initiative, issues of ensuring maritime security, creating a digital economy, investment, cooperation in trade and healthcare.

The meeting is planned to be attended by the Foreign Ministers of Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

According to the publication, the meeting of the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries will be held for the first time in India, which is seeking to expand cooperation with this organization as part of its strategy in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as in order to restore the economy after the pandemic.

Simultaneously with the ministerial meeting, the annual India-ASEAN Conference will be held in New Delhi. It will be dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the partnership between India and ASEAN, as well as the 10th anniversary of the Indian strategic partnership with this organization. In this regard, 2022 was declared the Year of Friendship with ASEAN in India.

As previously stated by the Indian Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, India has always supported the central role of ASEAN in Southeast Asia. According to him, "The Indo-Pacific Initiative and the ASEAN Prospects for the Indo-Pacific initiative are a common vision of India and ASEAN and a framework for mutual cooperation."

The Inclusive Indo-Pacific Economic Initiative (IPEF, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework), which was launched by the US President in MayJoe Biden, provides for the creation of new rules that will help the economies of all participating countries to develop faster and on equal terms. To date, it has received support from Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan.

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