India ASEAN Re­cep­tion, Cel­e­brat­ing 25 Years of Re­la­tions

FICCI Business Digest - - News -

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.”

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