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Kamal Nath to chair Asean-India consultations

Our Bureau

New Delhi , Sept. 3

THE Union Commerce & Industry Minister, Mr Kamal Nath, would co-chair the third ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Economic Ministers (AEM)-India Consultations scheduled to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 5.

During the meeting, the ASEAN Economic Ministers and the Indian Commerce Minister would take note of the progress in the negotiations for ASEAN-India Free Trade Area as per the provisions of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation, which was signed in last October in Bali, Indonesia.

The Ministers are likely to discuss the areas of economic cooperation, which could be prioritised for implementation between ASEAN and India.

They are also expected to announce the establishment of ASEAN-India Business Council for private sector cooperation during consultations, an official release noted.

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