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'Indo-Asean economic pact by year-end'

India will sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by the end of this year, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Wednesday.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2011 09:45 PM IST

India will sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by the end of this year, commerce minister Anand Sharma said on Wednesday. India had signed a free trade agreement with Asean in September 2009. Eight of the 10 members have implemented the agreement so far.

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