ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meet

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India is hosting the special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi from June 16-17 to mark the 30th anniversary of the dialogue relations. It also marks the 10th anniversary of India's strategic partnership with ASEAN.

  • The year 2022 has been designated as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year.

  • This is the first time that India is hosting such a special meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers.

  • External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar and Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Singapore will co-chair the meeting. 

  • Myanmar's foreign minister is unlikely to attend the 24th ASEAN-India Ministerial Summit.

  • Foreign Ministers of other ASEAN Member States and ASEAN Secretary General will participate in the meeting.

  • The theme of the meeting - Building Bridges in the Indo-Pacific. 

  • ASEAN-India dialogue

  • It was initiated in 1992 with the establishment of the Regional Partnership, which evolved into a Full Dialogue in December 1995, a Summit-level Partnership in 2002, and a Strategic Partnership in 2012.

  • At present, the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership stands on a strong foundation.

  • ASEAN is central to India's Act East Policy and the Comprehensive Indo-Pacific Strategy.

  • This multi-faceted partnership includes several regional dialogue mechanisms and working groups that meet regularly at various levels and include annual summits, ministerial and senior officials' meetings.

  • Ongoing India-ASEAN cooperation is guided by the 2021-2025 Action Plan that was adopted in 2020.

  • About ASEAN

  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN is an international organisation formed in Bangkok,Thailand in 1967.

  • It promotes economic development, peace, security, social progress and cultural development in the Southeast Asian region.

  • ASEAN Secretariat – Indonesia, Jakarta.

  • General Secretary of ASEAN - Lim Jock Hoi, Brunei

  • Official Languages - Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese

  • Working Language -  English

  • ASEAN Summit is the supreme policy making body of ASEAN. 

  • ASEAN is third largest market in the world 

  • It is the sixth largest economy in the world, third in Asia.

  • ASEAN has Free-trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.

  • ASEAN Member Countries

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • Brunei

  • Vietnam

  • Laos

  • Myanmar

  • Cambodia

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