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17th ASEAN-India Summit

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1. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi along with Prime Minister of Vietnam H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc will co-chair the 17th ASEAN-India Summit on 12 November 2020. The Leaders of all ten ASEAN Member States will participate in the Summit. The Summit will be held online.

2. 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 etc. The Leaders will discuss ways to further strengthen ASEAN-India engagement and in this context will note the adoption of ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025). COVID-19, post-pandemic economic recovery and important regional and international developments will also be discussed at the Summit.

3. ASEAN-India Summits provide the opportunity for India and ASEAN to engage at the highest level. Prime Minister attended the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok in November last year. 17th ASEAN-India Summit will be the eighth ASEAN-India Summit attended by him.

4. ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership stands on a strong foundation of shared geographical, historical and civilisational ties. India’s Act East Policy, underlining ASEAN centrality, reflects the importance, India attaches to engagement with ASEAN.

New Delhi
November 11, 2020