ASEAN-India Relations to be Upgraded to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

The Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of India on Saturday agreed to elevate their relations to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, deepening their economic cooperation and expanding digital development and connectivity.

The agreement was made in the 19th ASEAN-India Summit held here yesterday under the co-chairmanship of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and H.E. Jagdeep Dhankhar, Vice-President of the Republic of India.

According to H.E. Kung Phoak, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Spokesperson for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits, the Leaders lauded the remarkable progress of their dialogue relations, particularly the elevation of ASEAN-India relations to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

“The Leaders of ASEAN and India approved a joint statement on the ASEAN-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership,” he pointed out in a daily press conference in the evening of Nov. 12.

They welcomed the launch of negotiations to review the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement that will contribute to increasing the bilateral trade, he said.

They also exchanged views on the connectivity of physical infrastructure, digital, trade and economy, education and culture, health, agriculture, and people-to-people exchange, the spokesperson said.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press