India explore FTA with Thailand,China Japan
25.10.2009 09:31:38 India Prime Minister Mr Singh has offered to help southeast Asian nations in management of natural disasters by sharing satellite data and launching small satellites made by them.
(live-PR.com) - India in order to explore free trade agreement FTA with Asean members. India in an operational FTA with Singapore, alike deal involving 82 goods with Thailand, ongoing negotiations with Malaysia on a duty free trade agreement the trade experts of India and Indonesia have recommended a similar trade deal between the two sides.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at the Asean summit,”We have signed a comprehensive economic partnership agreements with Singapore and the Republic of Korea and recently a trade in goods agreements with the ASEAN. We are in discussions with Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia and other countries to conclude agreements of a similar nature,” Singh said at the 4th East Asia Summit here.
Asean summit of the leaders of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries along with six dialogue partners ended in Cha-am on Sunday.
ASEAN states with government heads of China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand had agenda on Climate change,Energy security, fiscal arrangments,economic cooperation,disaster managment,food and energy security, and climate change.
Australian Prime Minister Rudd, said we will continue to provide education funding, especially for setting up a language institute in Thailand. The Asian regions falls in the zone of natural disaster zone of quakes and typhoons, the sixteen nation leaders ratified a statement on disaster management for Asian countries.