ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit Issues Delhi Declaration

By | February 7, 2018

● The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit was held in New Delhi to praise the 25th commemoration of the foundation of sectoral discourse between two sides under the topic of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.

● It issued joint explanation titled Delhi Declaration after the whole session concentrating on counter-psychological oppression, personality security, military participation, and reciprocal money related help.

➡ Key Highlights of Delhi Declaration

Strengthening relations:
Called for reinforcing and extending ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership for shared advantage, over the entire range of political-security, monetary, socio-social and improvement collaboration.

√ Terrorism:
Called for fortifying and expanding ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership for shared preferred standpoint, over the whole scope of political-security, money related, socio-social and change joint effort.

√ Cyber-security:
Strengthen cooperation on cyber-security capacity building and policy coordination, including through supporting the implementation of ASEAN Cybersecurity Cooperation Strategy.

√ Transnational crimes:
It called for fortifying collaboration to battle other transnational violations, including individuals carrying, trafficking in people, unlawful medication trafficking, cybercrime, and theft and furnished burglary against ships.

√ Political and Security Cooperation:
Reaffirm significance of keeping up and advancing peace, dependability, sea wellbeing and security, flexibility of route and overflight in the locale.

√ It calls for other legal employments of oceans and to advance serene resolutions of debate, as per all around perceived standards of global law, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

√ Economic Ties:
The two sides reaffirmed to work to additionally fortify ASEAN-India financial relations, including through full use and viable execution of ASEAN-India Free Trade Area. They additionally called for quick conclusion to complete and commonly advantageous Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in 2018 to additionally exchange ties. They likewise anticipate build up ASEAN-India Trade and Investment Center.

√ Physical and digital connectivity:
Reaffirmed their commitment to enhance physical and digital connectivity in line with Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 and ASEAN ICT Masterplan (AIM) 2020 by availing $1-billion line of credit (LoC) announced by India. They will also work towards encouraging early completion of India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway Project and extend it to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

√ Conservation and sustainable use of marine resources in Indian and Pacific Oceans and address threats to these resources including illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, loss of coastal ecosystems and the adverse impacts of pollution, marine debris and ocean acidification.

√ Maritime cooperation:
It emphasised need to promote maritime transport cooperation and encourage potential private sector participation in development of seaports, maritime logistics network and maritime services in order to create greater efficient linkages and continue discussions on these priority areas.

√ MSMEs:
It calls for promotion of stable and sustainable growth for MSMEs, including through technology transfer, as well as enhancing capacity building, technical assistance, access to innovation and opportunities to integrate into global and regional value chains were agreed upon.

√ Peaceful exploitation of outer space:
India and ASEAN countries will continue to collaborate in peaceful exploitation of outer space, through implementation of the ASEAN-India Space Cooperation Programme. It will include launching of satellites, sustainable exploitation of ground, sea, atmospheric and digital resources for equitable development of region.

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