Swaraj: India to deepen ties with ASEAN
2 months ago Global Daily Tribune . 0
New Delhi is planning to extend its connection with ASEAN countries as the trilateral highway project from India to Thailand is making considerable progress, says Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister on Sunday.
ASEAN region (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a political and economic organization aimed primarily at promoting economic growth and regional stability among its members. Currently, there are 10 member states namely Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam), is integral to Asia’s success and also to a possibility of an Asian century. The whole of South-East Asia is on the rise of the partnership with each other, says Swaraj while addressing Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations in Singapore.
The potential and promises in the defining partnership between India and South-East Asia were also being highlighted by Swaraj.
The strength of the partnership and the engagement between the two regions lies in the clarity of the principle, said the External Affair Minister. Swaraj also added that the trade agreement between India and ASEAN Nations are most ambitious.
The future of India and ASEAN regions are full of enormous responsibility as well as full of possibility.
She also said that our north-east region will prosper only when it is connected to South East Asia and we will be closer to realize our hopes for India and ASEAN ties when north-east becomes our pitch to South-East Asia.
Swaraj further discussed about the needs to prepare to tackle the common challenges in the region like generating jobs by employing people in the age of disruption, creating skills for the digital India, protecting bio-diversity, using eco friendly products, meeting the need of rapid urbanization, bringing the needs of urban people to highlights, pulling together the knowledge for productive agriculture and making the energy sources cleaner.