External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will begin the groundwork for the ASEAN -India Commemorative Summit to be held later this month. She will be touring three nations viz Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The summit will be held on January 25th in New Delhi and will be attended by the heads of governments of all the 10 ASEAN member states.
Her tour will start on January 4th and end on the 8th.She will first visit Thailand where she will discuss defence, political and economic issues, then visit Singapore where she will inaugurate the Regional Pravasi Bharathiya Divas of ASEAN countries on January 7th on the theme “Ancient route, new journey, diaspora in the dynamic ASEAN – India partnership”.. Finally she will visit Indonesia where she will jointly inaugurate the second meeting of the ASEAN- India Network of Think Tanks.