East Asia Summit Current Affairs - 2020

India attends 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Minister meet

The Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan represented India at the 10th East Asia Summit held virtually on international and regional developments including COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The meeting discussed ways and means to strengthen the East Asia Summit platform. It aims to make it more responsive to the emerging challenges in its 15th Read More…

India attends AINTT (ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks)

On August 20, 2020, the External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar attended ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT). It was the sixth-round table conference between India and AINTT. Key Highlights The External Affairs Minister emphasised on the following during the conference The concerns of the global supply chains should be mitigated with diversification and resilience Read More…

East Asia Summit on Maritime Cooperation to be held in Chennai

The Ministry of External Affairs is to organize East Asia Summit in Chennai between February 6, 2020 and February 7, 2020. This is the fifth time the conference is being held in India. The first conference was organized in Delhi in 2015, second in Goa in 2016, third in Bhubaneswar in 2018. In 2019, the Read More…

Facts Box: Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative

The Indo-Pacific Initiative was proposed by PM Modi for a safe and secure maritime at the East Asia Summit. This indicates that India is ready to play a bigger role in the region where China has been pushing its military assertiveness. Facts of Indo-Pacific Initiative The idea of the initiative was mooted by the PM Read More…

PM Modi meets Indonesian President and Thailand PM

PM Modi on the sidelines of 35th ASEAN summit and 14th East Asia Summit, met the President of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo and the Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha (Gen (retd)). Highlights of the meetings: Indonesia President The leaders discussed the threat to extremism and terrorism and agreed to work closely. The meeting on terrorism is Read More…