H.E. Alounkeo KITTHIKHOUN, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office has led the Lao delegation to attend the ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meet and Expo held on 23 January 2018 in New Delhi, India, with the representatives from public and private sectors participating in the event. The meeting aimed to enhance economic cooperation between ASEAN and India, especially on trade and investments, and to exchange views on various issues among participants with a view to further contribute to strengthening the ASEAN-India strategic partnership in the future.
On this occasion, H.E. Alounkeo KITTIKHOUN has addressed the sessions under the themes “Adding Value: Agriculture and Blue Economy”, which related to economic development that is friendly to marine environment; and “ASEAN-India Relations: Envisioning the Next 25 Years”. In this regard, The Minister further emphasized the importance of trade and economic cooperation between ASEAN and India, which has contributed significantly to enhancing strategic cooperation between ASEAN and India over the past 25 years since the inauguration of dialogue relations. Furthermore, the Minister suggested that the two sides should further increase cooperation on trade and investment, connectivity, agriculture, as well as attach the importance to the protection of marine environment.
This meeting was one of the events that celebrate the 25 years of ASEAN-India dialogue relations, which took place at the sideline of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to mark the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India dialogue relations.