Feb 11, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120318
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asean with ties trade closer for calls india east south in turmoil recent the despite -- irna 11, .feb delhi, new the in faith its expressed monday on india markets, financial asian economic countries' (asean) nations asian south-east of association to determination its conveyed and crisis the overcoming policies .cooperation asean-india continue meeting officials' senior asean-india inaugural the at speaking india's extended raghunath .k secretary foreign india's here, valued a be to continue would members asean hoped and solidarity .objectives developmental own india's of achievement the in partner in developments economic recent the said he further, step a going trade free asean establishing for rationale new a provided asean the for growth of windows new up open would these as linkages area-india .both secretary-level foreign among session brainstorming day-long the raghunath by co-chaired was countries member asean the of officials kishore singapore, ,(affairs foreign) secretary permanent and secretary severino, .c rodolfo by attended also was it .mahbubani .asean of general active more towards steps tentative first the took india and asean its from graduated india when other each among cooperation regional (arf) forum regional asean the of member become to status observer .recently shared their escape not could asean and india said raghunath key a become had it that and years, 2000 over well of destiny with trade asean .country the of policy east' 'look the of component .billion 7 usd at estimated is india be could that mechanisms transitional at looking was india said he ventures joint and trade of financing facilitate to place in put to government includes this .countries asean and india between .arrangements payment special and credit bank exim credit, government the that irna informed today spokesman ministry affairs external an in relations asean-india of review comprehensive a took under meeting functional other and cultural economic, strategic, political, the .areas ma/ms/dh end