Jakarta, 6 August 2018 - Ambassador of the Republic of India to ASEAN, Rudrendra Tandon, presented his Letter of Credence to Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dato Lim Jock Hoi, at the ASEAN Secretariat.

The 18th ASEAN-India Joint Cooperation Committee (AIJCC) Meeting was held on 22nd June 2018 at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador of India to ASEAN, Suresh K. Reddy and Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to ASEAN, Nguyen Hoanh Nam and attended by Mr. Anurag Bhusan, Joint Secretary (ASEAN ML), Ambassador of India to ASEAN (designate), Rudrendra Tandon and the Permanent Representatives of ASEAN Member States as well as representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat and Ministry of External Affairs, India.

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The 2nd ASEAN-India Workshop on Blue Economy was held on 18 July 2018 in New Delhi. The Workshop aimed to build on the discussion held at the 1st ASEAN-India Workshop on Blue Economy from 24-25 November 2017 in Nha Trang, Viet Nam and added substance to the efforts towards achieving the vision of the leaders to progress ASEAN-India cooperation in the maritime domain as a key facet of the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership.

The Workshop was divided into four sessions aimed at facilitating an in-depth discussion on Blue Economy with an aim to identify the specific areas where ASEAN and India can cooperate and work together. The four sessions include: Strengthening Maritime Connectivity in context of Blue Economy (Session 1); Technology in Aid of Blue Economy (Session 2); Development of Blue Economy (Session 3); and Maritime Safety and Diplomacy (Session 4).

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