October 2, 2022

India presents views on Indo-Pacific, threat of terrorism, UNCLOS at ARF meet

New Delhi, India presented its perspectives on the Indo-Pacific, the threat of terrorism, importance of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the maritime domain and cyber security at the 28th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) Foreign Ministers Meeting held virtually on August 6.

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh led India’s delegation to the meeting. The Meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Brunei Darussalam. The ARF member countries exchanged views on international and regional issues, as well as future direction of the ARF.

The ARF Ministers adopted a Joint Statement on Promoting the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) Agenda.

India engages actively in ARF activities and initiatives on Maritime Security; Counter Terrorism; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs); Disaster Relief etc. In 2021, India co-chaired an ARF workshop on Implementing the UNCLOS. During 2021-22, India will co-chair the ARF Inter Sessional Meeting on Maritime Security and conduct a workshop on International Ship and Port facility Security Code (ISPS Code).

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