The 14th ASEAN-India senior officials meeting took place in the
Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on May 27 to review the progress in ASEAN-
India cooperation and the way forward.
meeting was co-chaired by the Secretary of State of Cambodia's Foreign
Ministry Soeung Rathchavy and India ’s Deputy Foreign Minister
Participants discussed developing an
India-Myanmar-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia highway and an extension of the
India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to Laos and Cambodia .
They also reviewed the implementation of the ASEAN-India Partnership’s
plan for peace, progress and shared prosperity from 2010 to 2015 and
the ASEAN-India Free Trade Area, while exchanging their views on other
regional and international issues.
The meeting was
in preparation for the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, the post
ministerial conferences, the 19th ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia
Foreign Ministers Meeting on July 9-13 and the 10th ASEAN-India Summit
in Phnom Penh in November this year.-VNA