NAF Highlight
Joint Press Statement of the 4th East Asia Summit on the Revival of Nalanda University, Cha-am Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 October 2009
Chairman’s Statement, of the 4th East Asia Summit Cha-am Hua Hin, Thailand, 25 October 2009
Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Statement at the 4th East Asia Summit
25 October 2009
India, Indonesia Joint Panel Pushes For FTA, 20 October, 2009
Australia - Joint Media Statement, 2 August, 2009
Chairman’s Statement at The East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Informal Consultations, 22 July 2009, Phuket, Thailand
Statement by EAM at EAS Ministerial Meeting Phuket (Thailand), 22 July, 2009
Address by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs, Government of India, Regional Security and Cooperation Dialogue, FICCI, 21 January, 2009, New Delhi
Address by H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, Regional Security and Cooperation Dialogue, FICCI, 21 January, 2009, New Delhi
PM’S OPENING REMARKS AT THE SECOND BIMSTEC SUMMIT, 13 November, 2008
Joint Statement of Toshihiro Nikai, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, 21 October, 2008
Keynote Speech by Masahiro Kawai, Dean, ADBI at the High-Level Symposium on Asian Economic Integration, Singapore, 4-6 September 2008
Joint Media Statement At The Conclusion Of Sixth ASEAN-India Consultations, 28 August 2008, New Delhi
Statement by the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh at the Inaugural Session of the 15th SAARC Summit, August 2 ,2008, Colombo.
Message from Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, August 2, 2008
Japan's Support to SAARC (Priority Areas and Policies), August 2, 2008
PM ADDRESSES THE INDIA-CHINA ECONOMIC, TRADE AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT, 14 January 2007
Speech by Shri Pranab Mukherjee Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Government of India At the High-Level Conference on “Asian Economic Integration: Towards an Asian Economic Community” ,12 November 2007
Address by Shri Pranab Mukherjee's at Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Republic of Korea on “INDIA’S LOOK EAST POLICY”, 17 September, 2007
PIB Press Release, Shri Chidambaram Elected as chairperson of second meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers, September 15, 2007
Address by Shri Pranab Mukherjee's at Chulalongkorn University on “INDIA’S LOOK EAST POLICY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THAILAND AND SOUTH EAST ASIA” , 14 September 2007
Keynote Lecture by Haruhiko Kuroda, President, ADB, at the Symposium on "Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Manila, 23 August 2007
Speech on "Confluence of the Two Seas" by H.E.Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan at the Parliament of the Republic of India, 22 August 2007
Addresses India Japan Business Seminar and Business Leaders Forum, Kamal Nath Calls for Greater Japanese Investment in Infrastructure Development, 22 August 2007
Speech By Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the Asean Day Lecture, 7 August 2007
Opening Statement by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission at the India-Japan High Level Energy Dialogue, 2 July 2007
ADDRESS BY THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE AT A FUNCTION JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY THE EMBASSY OF INDIA IN JAKARTA AND THE INDONESIAN COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS ON " INDIA'S GROWING ENGAGEMENT WITH EAST ASIA, 19 June 2007
KAMAL NATH SHOWCASES INDIA AS AN EMERGING ASIAN POWER HOUSE
ADDRESSES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM AT ST. PETERSBURG, 10 June 2007
Statement by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui at the 63rd Session of the UNESCAP, Almaty, 21 May 2007
INDO-JAPAN TIES TO GET MAJOR BOOST WITH DELHI-MUMBAI INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR PROJECT AND ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS UNDER WAY, April 14, 2007
Statement On "SAARC 2015 and Asian Resurgence" in New Delhi on 9-11 February 2007
Remarks by Pranab Mukherjee, External Affarirs Minister "ONLY A PLURALISTIC SECURITY ORDER CAN HAVE THE LEGITIMACY TO DEAL WITH SECURITY CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY" at 9th Asian Security Conference on 9 February 2007
Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo at the Confederation of Indian Industry Partnership Summit "Singapore-India: Roadmap to the Future" on 18 January 2007
Cebu Declaration on East Asian Energy Security Cebu, Philippines, 15 January 2007
Statement by H.E. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines, and Chairman, Second East Asia Summit, Cebu, Philippines on 15 January 2007
Speech by Minister of External Affairs and President, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the 9th Asian Security Conference on 9 February 2007
Speech by Deputy Prime Minister S Jayakumar at the 5th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: "INDIA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW EAST ASIA" in New Delhi, India, 7 January 2007
Remarks by Prime Minister of India, Address to Joint Session of the Diet, India-Japan partnership has the potential to create an "ARC OF ADVANTAGE AND PROSPERITY ACROSS ASIA", 14 December 2006
Remarks of H.E. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of ASEAN, at the India-ASEAN Technology Summit and Technology Platform Event, New Delhi, India, 6 November 2006
Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Address to the Annual General Meeting of ADB, May 5, 2006
New opportunity of Asia, driving growth to the next level Speech by George Yeo, Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Boao Forum, April 22, 2006
Kamal Nath urges closer links with Asia as India seeks second coming for its manufacturing sector, CII National Conference and AGM, April 19, 2006
President of United States of America Addresses Asia Society, Discusses India and Pakistan, Washington, D.C.
President of India's Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's --SINGAPORE LECTURE AT RAFFLE CONVENTION CENTRE, SINGAPORE
President of India's Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's address at the Major Business Chambers of Korea
Keynote Address by Mr. Goh Chok tong, Senior Minister of the Republic of Singapore, at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit 2006
Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the East Asia Summit
'Make 21st Century Truly an Asian Century: PM
The Leadership Meeting between ASEAN and China, Japan and Korea (10+3) Issues the Kuala Lumpur Declaration
Remarks by State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan at the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd East Asia Forum
"On Building the ASEAN Community: The Democratic Aspect"

Joint Communique of the 38th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting issued
ASEAN Foreign Ministers, July 26 in Vientiane, Laos.
India-Singapore CECA
  Speech by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, at the US-ASEAN Business Council
  Speech by Lee Hsien Loong, PM, Republic of Singapore at the Lunch Forum hosted by CII, FICCI & ASSOCHAM, India
The Future of Asia
    2006
  Speech by Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
  Speech by Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
  Speech by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's, Prime Minister, Republic of Malaysia
  Speech by Dr. Y.V. Reddy, Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    2005
  Speech by Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Republic of Singapore
  Speech by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, India
  Speech by Abdullah Ahmad Badwai, Prime Minister, Malaysia
  Speech by Jusuf Anwar, Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia
  Speech by Akira Kojima, Chairman of the Japan Center for Economic Research
ADB Seminar on A Roadmap for Asia's Economic Cooperation and Integration
World Economic Forum Second Roundtable on Asia
Participation Criterion Set for East Asia Summit
   

 

East Asia Summit 

Criterion for Participation

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers have facilitated the entry of India along with Australia and New Zealand through setting up a three-point criterion for countries outside the region joining the summit, The Asian Wall Street Journal reported on April 13, 2005.

According to the three-point criterion, for attending the summit, the non-ASEAN countries must have substantive relations with ASEAN, have full dialogue partnership with ASEAN and be signatories to ASEAN’s Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Since India qualifies at all the three criterions, it will definitely be included in the first Summit, while the other two contending countries Australia and New Zealand will have to sign the TAC for their inclusion.

India’s inclusion was strongly championed by Singapore. The Economic Times (April 13, 2005) reported that there were some objections to India’s inclusion, notably by Malaysia. “ But India’s friends were led by Singapore which played the lead role in bringing the other ASEAN members around”, the paper highlighted.

The decision was made at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat in Cebu Philippines. The formal announcement though will be made at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in July to be held in Laos, Cambodia.

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