ASEAN, India discuss stronger economic cooperation

(VOVWORLD) -ASEAN and India held the 19th consultation meeting  for economic cooperation on Friday in Cambodia under the chair of Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and India's Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel.

The officials reaffirmed their commitment to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic and work towards a sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery, while resolving to ensure macroeconomic and financial stability as well as preserve supply chain connectivity.

The meeting welcomed ASEAN and India to forge collective actions in securing a robust supply chain to maintain the flow of essential goods and services through the launch of the Upgrade Negotiations for ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA).

They highlighted mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, vaccine production, public health surveillance, and medical technologies moving forward with the post-pandemic recovery response and facing future health crises.