Published On: Thu, Jan 25th, 2018

ASEAN leaders reach Delhi for a crucial summit

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The leaders of the member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations have reached the Indian capital of Delhi to take part in the twenty-fifth commemorative summit of the ASEAN-India dialogue.

Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei and Laos are the ten member countries of the ASEAN.

Almost all these member countries have sent their senior leaders in the crucial meeting organised in the world’s largest democratic country.  

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc, Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and the Sultan of Brunei, Darussalam, are the prime leaders who have reached the country to attend the meeting.

Connectivity, commerce and culture will be prime subjects discussed in the meeting. In the meeting, the leaders will also discuss the problems related to maritime security, cyber security and counter terrorism.

At this moment, it is not clear whether the issue of Rohingya Muslims will be raised by any of the member countries formally or informally.

In the meeting, India is likely to express its concerns about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

It is believed that the Indian government has serious concerns about some provisions of the partnership which offer unfettered access to Chinese goods.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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ASEAN leaders reach Delhi for a crucial summit