Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary (East) Riva Ganguly Das on Tuesday addressed the Special Session of the primary version of the Indo-Pacific Business Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with MEA and highlighted the significance of a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific in facilitating commerce and connectivity within the area.
MEA spokesperson Arnidam Bagchi tweeted: “Speaking about Promoting Trade Facilitation in the Indo-Pacific through improved cross border linkages and trade infrastructure, Secretary (East) underlined the importance of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific in facilitating trade and connectivity in the region,” added Mr Bagchi.
The occasion noticed participation from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of varied international locations throughout the Indo-Pacific, a area spanning from the east coast of Africa to the Pacific island states.
Secretary (East) Riva Ganguly Das additionally highlighted the initiatives undertaken by India together with constructing cross-border linkages and infrastructure, selling digital connectivity, Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI), Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI), and many others., knowledgeable Mr Bagchi.
The thought of the Indo-Pacific as a single strategic area is an outgrowth of China’s rising affect within the Indian Ocean area. It signifies the interconnectedness of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the significance of the oceans to safety and commerce.
In March this 12 months, the primary summit of the leaders of the Quad (Quadrilateral Framework) was hosted by the US on a digital platform.
The Quad is a grouping of India, the US, Australia and Japan that goals to safeguard the pursuits of democratic nations within the Indo-Pacific area and tackle world challenges.
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