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PM to attend rescheduled ASEAN Summit on Jan 14

The ASEAN Summit, which was postponed due to storm in December, will now be held at Cebu near Manila.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 18:08 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan will travel to the Philippines for the rescheduled ASEAN summit on January 14, where trade and economic cooperation are expected to dominate the talks.

"The ASEAN Summit, which was postponed due to storm in December, will now be held at Cebu near Manila on January 14," official sources said.

The Summit is scheduled for January 14 while the next day Prime Minister will be attending the East Asia Summit. The dates of the Summit were conveyed to the government on Thursday.

Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath will be part of the advance team that would reach the Philippines on January 11.

The team would try to narrow down differences on India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement that is being negotiated.

Nath, accompanied by senior officials, will meet trade ministers of ASEAN nations.

The agreement was to come into force from January 2007 but differences over India's negative list and ASEAN's sensitive list had come in the way.