India-Brunei discusses steps to strengthen bilateral cooperation

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 23:11 IST

New Delhi [India], January 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met with Brunei's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pehin Lim Jock Seng here and discussed steps to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter to inform about the meet.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Pehin Lim Jock Seng, Foreign Minister of Brunei Darussalam. Ministers discussed steps to strengthen bilateral cooperation," Kumar tweeted.

This meeting is expected to be followed by a series of bilateral meetings that will begin on Wednesday.

The meetings are held in preparation for the summit which celebrates 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership.

The Dialogue Partnership was formed on 28 January 1992 when a Sectoral Dialogue Partnership with India was launched by ASEAN in its fourth summit in Singapore.

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises of Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.

In the run-up to the summit, various programmes in different areas ranging from culture to trade have been organised by India. (ANI)