ASEAN Current Affairs - 2019

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10th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Ministerial meeting held in Bangkok

The 10th Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand. India was represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. During this meeting, new MGC Plan of Action 2019-2022 was adopted. New MGC Plan of Action 2019-2022 It envisages project-based cooperation among member countries in various areas including tourism and culture, education, public Read More…

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Ministry of External Affairs sets up Indo-Pacific Wing

The Ministry of External Affairs has set up an Indo-Pacific division in the foreign office. The Indo-pacific division is intended to give a coherent architecture to the Indo-Pacific policy articulated by PM Narendra Modi at the Shangri-La Dialogue in 2018. Indo-Pacific Wing The Indo-Pacific Wing is currently headed by joint secretary Vikram Doraiswami. The Indo-Pacific Read More…

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4th India-ASEAN Expo Summit

The 4th India-ASEAN Expo and Summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu. The summit will be held between 21-23 February 2019 in New Delhi. India-ASEAN Expo Summit The India-ASEAN Expo Summit is organised with FICCI to carry forward the momentum and to further strengthen India-ASEAN relations under the Act-East Policy. The Read More…

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Tourism Sector in India

Union Minister for Tourism K J Alphons delivering the inaugural speech at the 2nd ASEAN-India Youth Summit highlighted the contribution of the of the tourism sector to the GDP as below: India’s tourism sector generated USD 234 billion revenue in 2018 and the sector registered a growth of over 19 per cent. India was ranked third in the Read More…

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Singapore hosts 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting and 5th ADMM-Plus

The 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 5th ADMM-Plus was held on October 19 and 20, 2018 Singapore. ADMM and ADMM-Plus serves as key Ministerial-level platforms in regional security architecture for promoting strategic dialogue and practical cooperation between ASEAN and its partners. The conferences were attended by defence ministers from India, Australia, China, Japan, Read More…

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6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting held in Singapore

The 6th Interregional Ministerial Meeting of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in Singapore. The meeting was reviewed after 6th RCEP ministerial meeting held in August 2018. In this meeting, all partner countries agreed to finalize trading deal by the end of this year. From Indian side, Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce & Read More…

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5th RCEP intersessional ministerial meeting held in Tokyo, Japan

The 5th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) intersessional ministerial meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan. It was first RCEP ministerial gathering to be held outside ASEAN countries. It was co-chaired by Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko. Key Facts During the meeting, ministers from member countries Read More…

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