External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will represent India at East Asia Summit, these issues will be discussed


oi-Akarsh Shukla


Published: Friday, November 13, 2020, 23:32 [IST]

new Delhi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will represent India at a virtual summit of the East Asia Summit (EAS) on Saturday. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has given information about Jaishankar’s participation in the group’s 15th summit. The Ministry of External Affairs told that the summit will be chaired by the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, all 18 EAS countries will participate in this conference.

Let us know that since its inception in 2005, the East Asia Summit has remained the premier forum in the Pacific to deal with issues related to security and defense. It has played an important role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic development of East Asia. The MEA said the summit will discuss ways and means to strengthen the EAS platform and make it more sensitive to emerging challenges on its 15th anniversary.

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The Ministry of External Affairs further said that the leaders will also discuss issues of international and regional interest, including several important issues such as the Corona virus epidemic and cooperation between EAS participating countries and achieving rapid economic recovery. The East Asia Summit is a major-led forum to discuss important strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region and a major confidence-building mechanism in the region, the ministry said. India is confident that the ASEAN-led frameworks of which the EAS is an important part of the core of the regional security architecture need to be further strengthened. Explain that apart from the 10 ASEAN member countries, the East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, United States and Russia.

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