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India attended East Asia Summit: Ha Noi Declaration adopted

India was represented by the External Affairs minister S Jaishankar at the East Asia Summit. The summit adopted Ha Noi Declaration. Key highlights The minister expressed concerns over eroding trust in the South China sea region. He also highlighted the importance of adhering to international sea laws and respecting sovereignty and integrity. China claims sovereignty ..

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India contributes 1 million USD to Covid-19 ASEAN Response Fund

On November 12, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  cochaired India-ASEAN summit along with the Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngyuyen Xuan Phuc. ASEAN is Association of South East Asian Nations. During the summit, PM annoucned that India is to contribute 1 million USD to COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund. Key Highlights The summit reviewed the status of India-ASEAN ..

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Indo-Pacific: Japan and Vietnam sign Agreements

On October 19, 2020, Japan and Vietnam signed agreements to ensure “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Also, the agreement will allow Japan to export its defence equipment to Vietnam. Highlights Recently, the QUAD grouping held in Tokyo, reaffirmed the significance of “free and open Indo-Pacific” and raised concerns over increasing Chinese influence in the region. The ..

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Philippines resumes Oil and Gas Exploration in South China Sea

The Government of Philippines is to resume oil exploration in South China Sea. The President of Philippines recently lifted the six-year ban on oil exploration in Palawan Island. Highlights The region where Philippines Government is to resume oil exploration is within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the country according to United Nations Convention on the ..

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QUAD Foreign Ministers meet held in Tokyo

On October 6, 2020, the foreign ministers of India, Japan, US and Australia held the Quad foreign ministers meet. India was represented by the External Affairs minister S JaiShankar. India at the meet India said that it remains committed in upholding rules-based international orders. India also mentioned that it is underpinned by rule of law, ..

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