EAM Jaishankar Affirms India’s Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila

EAM Jaishankar Affirms India's Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila
EAM Jaishankar Affirms India's Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila Image/X@DrSJaishankar
EAM Jaishankar Affirms India's Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila
EAM Jaishankar Affirms India's Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila Image/X@DrSJaishankar

EAM Jaishankar Affirms India’s Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila

EAM Jaishankar Affirms India’s Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila

EAM Jaishankar Affirms India’s Indo-Pacific Vision in Manila

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Paheredar during its port call to Manila, emphasizing India’s Act East policy and Indo-Pacific vision. He highlighted the deepening relations between India and the Philippines, noting the historical maritime ties between the two nations.

Strengthening Maritime Cooperation

Jaishankar underscored the importance of cooperation between the coast guards of India and the Philippines, facilitated by enhanced maritime cooperation agreements. He mentioned the commencement of specialized training courses in India for the Philippine Coast Guard, emphasizing mutual participation in search and rescue and pollution response exercises.

The visit of the pollution control vessel to the Philippines symbolized the shared challenges in environmental protection. Jaishankar emphasized the need for like-minded Indo-Pacific nations to collaborate more extensively in addressing environmental issues and promoting sustainable development.

Bilateral and Regional Engagement

Highlighting India’s engagements in the Indo-Pacific, Jaishankar mentioned initiatives such as the Indo-Pacific maritime domain awareness initiative and ASEAN-India maritime exercises. He emphasized the strong bilateral bond between India and the Philippines as seafaring nations.

Conclusion of the Visit

Jaishankar’s visit to Manila is part of his five-day official tour spanning Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The visit aims to enhance bilateral relations and address regional issues of mutual concern, reflecting India’s commitment to strengthening ties with its regional partners.

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