News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:27 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (File Photo)
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS) on Saturday and talked about the Indo-Pacific region. Jaishankar, citing the recently announced policies for the Indo-Pacific region by several countries, said that it would never be challenging to adjust the various perspectives if there is a commitment to international cooperation.
The digital summit was chaired by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as ASEAN chief. All the member countries of EAS joined it. The group includes India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Russia, apart from 10 countries in ASEAN.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reiterated the importance of EAS and stressed the need to comply with international laws, respect regional integrity and sovereignty and encourage a rule-based global order.
He commented on China’s ongoing raid in the South China Sea at a time when there is a deadlock between China and India along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh and Beijing’s expansionist areas in the South China Sea and Indo-Pacific as well. Seeing attitude.
Jaishankar also informed the Summit about the steps taken in India to deal with the Corona epidemic. He emphasized on international cooperation on a large scale so that terrorism, climate change and pandemics etc. can be dealt with in future. The importance of this conference can be gauged from the fact that the Indian Prime Minister has been attending the summit.