Thursday, 24 December 2015

27th ASEAN Summit

27 th ASEAN SUMMIT 2015

ASEAN Stands for,  Association of Southeast Asian Nations
It was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand
ASEAN Member Countries,
ASEAN, which groups 10 nations Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam is the 7 th largest economy in the world with a total GDP of 2.5 trillion USD.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Colour, splendour decorate opening of 27th Asean Summit
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak officially opened the 27th Asean Summit and Related Summits at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The ceremony kicked off with Najib presenting his speech as Asean Chair, after a welcoming performance by a choir group entertaining the audience with the Asean anthem.
The crowded Plenary hall also witnessed 10 outstanding individuals and organisations from each member state receiving trophies and cash prizes of US$10,000 (RM43,000) each, under the Asean People’s Award.
The event was closed with this year’s Asean theme song ‘One’ sang by the choir group.
The city centre will be playing host to 10 summits attended by 18 world leaders including the Plenary meeting.
Modi Congratulates Malaysia For Outstanding ASEAN, East Asia Summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded Malaysia for hosting the outstanding 27th ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit (EAS) as well as the establishment of the ASEAN Community.
Modi also commended Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s leadership as well as the Malaysian people for their resolve and resilience in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 and MH17 tragedies last year.
Modi, who is here for a maiden official visit after assuming his post in 2014, arrived in Kuala Lumpur to attend the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
The Prime Minister also called for stronger commitment and closer cooperation on cyber security. He listed out outer space as emerging a major area of security concern.
He said India was taking the lead in establishing EAS Virtual Knowledge Portals on Disaster Management and Trauma Care & Nursing. The Nalanda University is shaping up as a world class centre of knowledge and learning.
Earlier, both leaders had witnessed the signing of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) involving Malaysia and India.
The MoUs were in the area of performance management, project delivery and monitoring related to government programmes and delivery as well as cultural exchange programme agreement for the period of 2012 to 2020
Also signed was the MoU between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) Department of Electronics and Information Technology of India and CyberSecurity Malaysia on cooperation in the area of Cyber Security.
Modi reaffirmed India’s active participation in the ASEAN led security dialogue and cooperation forums and said the East Asia Summit must continue to support the evolution of an inclusive, balanced, transparent and open regional architecture for security and cooperation.

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India, Malaysia sign cyber security, infrastructure accords
India and Malaysia signed three agreements on cyber security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development, the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this southeast Asian nation.
While the cyber security agreement was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Team (CERT-IN) and Cyber Security, Malaysia, the cultural exchange programme agreement was inked between the ministries of culture of the two countries.
The cyber security agreement seeks to promote closer cooperation and the exchange of information pertaining to cyber security incident management, technology cooperation, cyber attacks, prevalent policies and best practices and mutual response to cyber security incidents.
The infrastructure development agreement was signed between India’s NITI Aayog and Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu).

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