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20th ASEAN-India Summit & 18th East Asia Summit Highlights

Prime Minister Attended The 20th Asean-India Summit And The 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) In Jakarta On 7 September 2023.

20th ASEAN-India Summit & 18th East Asia Summit Highlights

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  • Prime Minister Attended The 20th Asean-India Summit And The 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) In Jakarta On 7 September 2023.
  • At Summit, PM Held Extensive Discussions With Asean Partners On Further Strengthening Of Asean-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership And Charting Its Future Course.
  • PM Reaffirmed ASEAN Centrality In The Indo-pacific And Highlighted The Synergies Between India’s Indo-pacific Ocean’s Initiative (IPOI) And ASEAN’s Outlook On The Indo-Pacific (AOIP).
  • He Also Emphasized The Need To Complete The Review Of Asean-India FTA (AITIGA) In A Time Bound Manner.
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12 Point Proposal For India – ASEAN Cooperation

  • Prime Minister Presented A 12 Point Proposal For Strengthening India – ASEAN Cooperation Covering Connectivity, Digital Transformation, Trade And Economic Engagement, Addressing Contemporary Challenges, People-to-people Contacts And Deepening Strategic Engagement.
  • Establishing Multi-Modal Connectivity And Economic Corridor That Links South-East Asia-India-West Asia-Europe.
  • Offered To Share India’s Digital Public Infrastructure Stack With ASEAN Partners.
  • Announced Asean-India Fund For Digital Future Focusing On Cooperation In Digital Transformation And Financial Connectivity.
  • Announced Renewal Of Support To Economic And Research Institute Of ASEAN And East Asia (ERIA) To Act As Knowledge Partner For Enhancing Our Engagement.
  • Called For Collectively Raising Issues Being Faced By Global South In Multilateral Fora.
  • Invited Asean Countries To Join Global Centre For Traditional Medicine Being Established By Who In India.
  • Called For Working Together On Mission LiFE.
  • Offered To Share India’s Experience In Providing Affordable And Quality Medicines To People Through Jan-Aushadhi Kendras
  • Called For Collective Fight Against Terrorism, Terror Financing And Cyber-Disinformation.
  • Invited ASEAN Countries To Join Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
  • Called For Cooperation In Disaster Management.
  • Called For Enhanced Cooperation On Maritime Safety, Security And Domain Awareness.
  • Two Joint Statements, One On Maritime Cooperation, And The Other On Food Security Were Adopted.
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18th East Asia Summit

  • PM Reiterated The Importance Of EAS Mechanism And Reaffirmed Our Support To Further Strengthening It. Prime Minister Underlined India’s Support For ASEAN Centrality And Called For Ensuring A Free, Open And Rules Based Indo-Pacific.
  • PM Highlighted Synergies Of Visions For Indo-Pacific Between India And ASEAN, And Underscored That ASEAN Is The Focal Point Of Quad’s Vision. Also Called For A Cooperative Approach To Address Global Challenges Including Terrorism, Climate Change And Resilient Supply Chains For Essential Items Including Food And Medicines, And For Energy Security.

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