Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 11
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will co-chair the 17th ASEAN-India summit on Thursday.
The leaders of all 10 ASEAN member states will participate in the summit. The summit would be held online, said an MEA statement. The summit takes place days before the ASEAN inks a free trade agreement from which India had opted out. The pact includes China, Japan, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand.
The summit will review the status of ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership and take stock of progress made in key areas such as connectivity, maritime cooperation, trade and commerce, education and capacity building. The leaders will discuss ways to further strengthen ASEAN-India engagement and will note the adoption of ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025).