East Asia Forum to Work on Economic Integration
Hindustan Times, 13 November 2007
''India Rediscovering East Asia''
Chietigj Bajpaee, PINR, 8 November 2007









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


East Asia Forum to Work on Economic Integration
Hindustan Times, 13 November 2007

Ahead of the third East Asia Summit in Singapore on November 20 and 21, to be attended by leaders from 16 nations (ASEAN + 6) including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a panel of experts have suggested that the region should liberalise tariff and non-tariff barriers in a phased manner by 2020. The region must also eventually work towards creating an Asian currency unit and energy forum, the panel has recommended.

Aimed at providing inputs for the many recommendations emerged from a conference organised jointly by the Delhi-based Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the Singapore-based Institute of South East Asian Studies and the Tokyo-based Institute of Developing Economies.

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''India Rediscovering East Asia''
PINR, 8 November 2007
Chietigj Bajpaee

While India has a long-standing history of engagement with East and Southeast Asia, which has been couched in shared values, history and culture, it has now been embedded in pragmatism and shared interests, such as resource interdependence and economic integration, to provide a more solid foundation. Fueled by globalization, the liberalization of India's economy and the rise of transnational security concerns, India's "Look East" policy has also been tied to broader interests such as meeting India's energy security and development needs, the ongoing rapprochement with the United States.


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