Asean - The Statesman


When Biden’s away

Significantly, the leaders also agreed to upgrade the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement ~ FTA 3.0 ~ that will now include cooperation in the spheres of digital economy, green economy and supply chains.

Engaging with Asean

In this situation of strategic complexity, as two strategic partners with civilizational links, India and Vietnam are well positioned to contribute to the maintenance of peace and stability in the region by defending global rules of governance in the maritime domain. China‘s advance and expansionist design with spirit of assertiveness into the global common ought to be checked. Therefore, global rules need to be respected and followed so that the atmosphere for conducting diplomacy is created. India and Vietnam have discussed these issues on a continuous basis and this process should continue