MEA Secy emphasizes importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Foreign Ministry Secretary (MEA) (East) Riva Ganguly Das on Tuesday addresses a special session of the first edition of the Indo-Pacific Business Summit, co-sponsored by the Federation of Indian industry (CII). He underscored the importance of a rules-based free and open Indo-Pacific in working with the MEA to promote trade and connectivity in the region.

MEA spokesman Arnidam Bagchi tweeted: “On promoting trade facilitation in the Indo-Pacific through cross-border cooperation and improving trade infrastructure, Secretary (East) said the Indo-Pacific free, open, comprehensive and rules-based in promoting trade. He stressed the importance of local connectivity. “

The event brought together ambassadors and high commissioners from various countries in the Indo-Pacific region, which spanned the Pacific island states from the east coast of Africa.

Executive Director (East) Riva Ganguly Das has also implemented Indian initiatives such as cross-border collaboration and infrastructure construction, digital connectivity facilitation, Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) and the Indo-Pacific Initiative (IPOI). I pointed out and warned Bagchi.

The idea of ​​the Indo-Pacific as a single strategic space is the result of China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean territory. This signifies the importance of the ocean for Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean interoperability, security and commerce.

In March of this year, the first quad leaders summit was hosted by the United States on a virtual platform.

Quad is a group made up of India, the United States, Australia and Japan aimed at protecting the interests of the democracies of the Indo-Pacific region and meeting global challenges. (ANI)

MEA Secy emphasizes importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific

MEA Secy emphasizes importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific

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