Dr S.Jaishankar to Visit Indonesia and Thailand

​July 12: External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar will visit Jakarta, Indonesia for the Foreign Ministers’ Meetings under the ASEAN framework in the format – ASEAN-India, East Asia Summit and ASEAN Regional Forum, scheduled on 13-14 July 2023. He will also hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other countries. India’s engagement with this ASEAN-centered regional architecture signifies India’s strong commitment to ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific.

After Jakarta, EAM will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the 12th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Mechanism on 16 July 2023. MGC, one of the oldest mechanisms of the lower Mekong region, is guided by India’s Act East Policy.

​In Bangkok, EAM will also attend the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers’ Retreat on 17 July 2023. BIMSTEC is an economic and technical initiative that brings together the countries of the Bay of Bengal for multifaceted cooperation. The retreat would discuss ways to further deepen the BIMSTEC agenda and strengthen the organisation.

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