ASEAN

RCEP signatories ready for negotiations once India gives written request to join pact

On November 4 last year, India walked out of mega free trade agreement RCEP as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's outstanding issues and concerns.

published on : 15th November 2020

ASEAN, China, other partners sign world's biggest trade pact

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, is to be signed virtually on Sunday on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

published on : 15th November 2020

East Asia Summit: India says concerned over actions that 'erode' trust in South China Sea

During the summit, India underlined the importance of adhering to international law, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty.

published on : 14th November 2020

ASEAN meet: PM calls for rule-based regional order as he promotes New Delhi’s 'Act East Policy'

India and the ASEAN also deliberated on the situation in the South China Sea and affirmed the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, stability, safety and security in the region.

published on : 13th November 2020

Maritime cooperation, trade to be discussed in India-ASEAN Summit

The summit comes days before ASEAN countries, along with Japan, Australia, South Korea, China and New Zealand sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. 

published on : 12th November 2020

PM Narendra Modi to co-chair virtual India-ASEAN summit on Thursday

The summit is taking place amid China's aggressive behavior in the disputed South China Sea as well as in eastern Ladakh.

published on : 11th November 2020

ASEAN-India summit focuses on cyber security during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the 'digitization' and 'cyberization' of engagements - work from Home has become a new norm.

published on : 13th October 2020

India, ASEAN review strategic ties; adopt new five-year plan of action

It was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai.

published on : 12th September 2020

US to ASEAN: Reconsider deals with blacklisted China firms

Don’t let the Chinese Communist Party walk over us and our people. You should have confidence and the American will be here in friendship to help you, Pompeo said.

published on : 10th September 2020

In virtual ASEAN meet, COVID-19 pandemic, sea feud amid US-China rivalry discussed

A senior Southeast Asian diplomat said a key project is establishing a COVID-19 response fund to help ASEAN member states buy medical supplies and protective suits.

published on : 9th September 2020

ASEM calls for concerted international cooperation to combat COVID-19

India is an active participant in ASEM, which represents around 62.3 percent of the world's population and 57.2 percent of the global GDP.

published on : 7th September 2020

ASEAN, eight other countries call for strengthening regional supply chains

It was chaired by Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and attended by Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal representing India.

published on : 29th August 2020

Multilateralism did not rise to occasion when it was most in demand: Jaishankar

Jaishankar said the world will never be the same again and that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been beyond 'our collective imagination'.

published on : 20th August 2020

Asset quality of banks in India, ASEAN economies to weaken due to COVID-19 crisis: Moody's

Moody's said the largest banks will continue to benefit from deposit inflows as they are seen as safe havens in times of stress.

published on : 13th July 2020

ASEAN takes position against Beijing's vast historical claims on South China Sea

Chinese officials did not immediately comment on the statement, but three Southeast Asian diplomats said that it marked a significant strengthening of the regional bloc's assertion on law.

published on : 27th June 2020
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