Three Upcoming Events

(1) India will host Japan and the United States for the 3rd round of their Trilateral Dialogue in New Delhi on October 29, 2012. The Japanese delegation will be led by Deputy Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kenji Hiramatsu, the US delegation by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake and the Indian delegation by Joint Secretary (East Asia) Gautam Bambawale.

(2) The 12th IOR-ARC Council of Ministers meeting will take place in Gurgaon on November 2, 2012. This would be the Second Council of Ministers Meeting of IOR-ARC under India’s Chairmanship and would provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress that the Association has made since the meeting in Bengaluru, and explore future directions and initiatives that can serve the common interests of the group. The Council of Ministers meeting will be preceded by meetings between academics, business, and Senior Officials.

(3) To mark the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership and the 10th anniversary of ASEAN-India Summit-level partnership, India is hosting the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on December 20-21, 2012. The theme of the summit is ‘ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity’.

The Summit is expected to result in the adoption of the ‘ASEAN-India Vision Statement 2020’, which would chart the future direction of ASEAN-India relations. This would also include recommendations by the ASEAN-India Eminent Persons Group (AIEPG).

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