Thailand Serves as ASEAN New Delhi Committee Chair

On 11 July 2017, ASEAN New Delhi Committee (ANDC) Chairmanship was handed over from H.E. Mr. Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner of Singapore, to H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, during the 107th ANDC Meeting at the High Commission of Singapore, New Delhi.

Thailand will hold the ANDC chairmanship from July – December 2017 and looks forward to working closely with ASEAN Member States and India to promote ASEAN and ASEAN – India relations, especially on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN – India Dialogue Relations.

ANDC comprises 10 ASEAN Heads of Mission in New Delhi. ANDC is established in accordance with the ASEAN Charter, to be the outpost of ASEAN in India, to maintain close contacts and coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs and relevant agencies in India working on ASEAN related matters, as well as to organise and support activities promoting ASEAN’s interests and identity.