News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

June 2021

Vaccination for Truckers Engaged in Cross-border Transit of Goods Prioritized

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has directed states that share borders with Bangladesh to make vaccination for truckers a priority.

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Tags: India, Bangladesh, Trade Facilitation, Pandemic

October 2020

India, Myanmar Engagement in Various Sectors Continue 

The Governments of India and Myanmar lauded the continuous engagement in sectors of cooperation through virtual meetings amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This reflects the depth of bilateral engagement between the two countries, highlighted the news release for the 19th round of India - Myanmar Foreign Office Consultations.

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Tags: India, Myanmar, Pandemic

March 2020

Commentary: Asia and the Pacific can Overcome COVID-19 by Working Together

Mr. Arjun Goswami of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) emphasizes that amidst the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, “what we need now is not to step back from cross-border cooperation but to redouble such cooperation.” Mr. Goswami underscores that regional cooperation is very much a part of ADB, with various regional cooperation platforms, including the SASEC Program. 

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Tags: Pandemic, Covid19, Regional Cooperation, SASEC, ADB

March 2020

Commentary: SAARC Unites to Handle the Pandemic

Member countries of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held a Virtual SAARC Emergency meeting on COVID-19 on 15 March to discuss and coordinate a regional response. Mr. Sujit Bharti, a Diplomat at the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, writes how South Asia is cooperating against the pandemic.

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Tags: Pandemic, Covid19, Regional Cooperation, SAARC, India