India, ASEAN agree to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership with concrete actions | Pro IQRA News

India, ASEAN agree to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership with concrete actions

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Leaders of ASEAN countries, including India, attending the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday resolved to promote the region as a “hub for development”. They agreed to strengthen cooperation to ensure that strategic sectors remain competitive, inclusive, forward-looking, resilient, adaptable and responsive to future regional and global challenges.

In a leadership statement at the end of the summit, the member states reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen cooperation and create a peaceful environment to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the 18th East Asia Summit held in Jakarta.

The seven-page statement titled “Maintaining and Promoting the Region as a Center of Development” reaffirmed the common interest in maintaining peace, stability, promoting prosperity in the region, in accordance with international laws including peaceful settlement of disputes.

In a statement on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit, the leaders called for recognition of the opportunities and challenges presented by the rapidly changing global and regional geopolitical and geoeconomic landscape, including technological advances and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Member States decided to further strengthen cooperation between countries and peoples and to strengthen existing friendships, taking into account the principles of equality, partnership, consultation and mutual respect to promote security, stability, prosperity and peace in the region. his commitment to creating a peaceful environment.

They also agreed to promote multilateralism based on the principles of international law, particularly the UN Charter. This also includes strengthening the regional multilateral architecture to address key regional and global issues and challenges.

Leaders agreed to maintain the region as a “hub for development” and build resilience to new challenges and future shocks through cooperation to improve energy and food security, maintain financial stability and strengthen regional health infrastructure. reaffirmed its commitment to promote

During the summit, world leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation on climate change, including strengthening cooperation for the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement, making supply chains more resilient.

They reaffirmed their commitment to democratic values, good governance, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms. They decided to strengthen the rules-based, non-discriminatory, free, fair, open, inclusive, fair, sustainable and transparent multilateral trading system (MTS), with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its center.

Leaders agreed to promote regional maritime cooperation through ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) led mechanisms to promote the sustainable use and management of marine resources and to protect and preserve the marine environment, biodiversity and ecosystems.

Leaders agreed to work together to combat terrorism and transnational crime to comprehensively address current and future threats, including by improving the ability to respond to such threats and using new and developed technologies to enhance this response.

The East Asia Summit is the Asia-Pacific region’s premier forum for addressing security and defense-related issues. Since its establishment in 2005, it has played an important role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic development of East Asia. In addition to the ASEAN member states, the East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Russia.