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The latter part of 2013 witnessed some of the major events crucial for the Multilateral process of cooperation and trade and investment among countries.
The major highlight for 2013 was the WTO Bali Ministerial held in Bali, Indonesia which ended with signing of a successful inclusive agreement.
Another major highlight was the 11th ASEAN-India Summit held in Brunei. The Indian side was represented by Dr.Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. The major highlight for the Summit was a pact on services and investment; some key projects were also finalized during the Summit.
Promoting an awareness of the opportunities and challenges of enhancing cooperation between the Mekong Countries (Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam) and India, ADB-CII jointly organized a Conference on Promoting Mekong-India Economic Cooperation. The deliberations at the Conference were on Physical connectivity, Trade Facilitation and Trade Finance, Energy Security and Power Trade, and Financing Regional Infrastructure.
This first issue of the Multilateral Newsletter in 2014 covers the major highlights and updates of the key events and initiatives that happened in November-December 2013, which may be of reference and use.