India ASEAN Reception, Celebrating 25 Years of Relations
MEA and FICCI jointly organized a IndiaASEAN Reception to celebrate 25 years of the bilateral relation in New Delhi on February 8, 2017.
India and ASEAN have shared bonds of heritage and culture nurtured through the millennia.
The theme of the 25 years celebrations has been selected as 'Shared Values, Common destiny' reflecting the joint endeavor for a shared future defined by mutual cooperation, peace, progress and prosperity.
The reception was hosted by Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI, which marked the commencement of the events of the commemorative year. It was attended by Indian Government officials, officials of ASEAN Embassies & High Commissions in New Delhi and Indian industry.
Harshpati Singhania, Past President, FICCI, rolled out the following FICCI initiatives, supported by the Government of India as part of the commemorative year.
India-ASEAN Start Up Awards ASEAN-India Biztech Expo & Conference IXth Delhi Dialogue India – ASEAN Women Business Forum India – ASEAN Youth Summit & Awards India – ASEAN Business Summit India – ASEAN Weaving Relationship- Coffee Table Book Gala Fashion Show Preeti Saran, Secretary East, Ministry of External Affairs, said, “The various initiatives as outlined by Singhania cover the areas highlighted by the Prime Minister as key areas of growth for India and for cooperation between India and ASEAN. We along with the Indian Missions in ASEAN region are delighted to be supporting all such initiatives.”
Dr Singh said, “The new initiatives like Youth Summit, Start Up Awards, Women Business Forum and Business Summit will give FICCI a chance to leave a legacy behind for upcoming entrepreneur to pursue.”