China hosts ASEAN foreign minister

  • Published
    10th Jun, 2021

GS-II: International Relations

  • Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Context

China is hosting foreign ministers from the 10 ASEAN countries, with Beijing pushing for closer economic cooperation and aligning COVID-19 recovery efforts even as it looks to push back against the recent regional outreach of the QUAD grouping.

Prelims question:

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about ASEAN?

  1. There is no latitude which passes both through any of the ASEAN country and Bhutan.
  2. There is no country in ASEAN which shares land border with India.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Analyze the importance of ASEAN countries for the success of Act East Policy of Government of India, highlighting the menace China’s interference has brought to the region. (250 words)

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