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Indo-Pacific vision premised on Asean centrality: EAM S Jaishankar

Jaishankar said India's relationship with the ASEAN is a key pillar of its foreign policy and the foundation of its Act East Policy

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

The leaders of the Quad last month held a virtual summit vowing to expand cooperation in a range of areas and resolving to work towards a free and open Indo-Pacific, amid China's growing efforts to expand influence in the region

Press Trust of India
India told the UN Security Council on Monday that its vision of the Indo-Pacific as a free, open and inclusive region is premised upon ASEAN centrality and the common pursuit of prosperity, as it called for coordinated and concerted action across borders to combat contemporary security challenges of terrorism, radicalisation and organised crime.

"We think that enhanced cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations will be an important factor in successfully addressing contemporary challenges and conflicts,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.

Addressing the UN Security Council open debate on ‘Enhancing cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional

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First Published: Apr 19 2021 | 11:41 PM IST

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