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35th ASEAN Summit

Current context: The 35th ASEAN Summit has begun from 31st October in Bangkok and will continue till 4th November.
35th ASEAN Summit 
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a group of ten member countries that encourages social, political and economic co-operation in the region.
  • The theme of the summit is “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”.
  • Head of Eight dialogue partner countries including India, republic of Korea, Australia, USA, China, Japan, and New Zealand are also participating in the summit along with the 10 ASEAN countries.
  • Negotiations related to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) including market opening will take place at the meeting.
  • The RCEP was launched in November 2012,is a proposed free trade agreement( FTA) between the ten members state of ASEAN and its partner countries.
  • Trade partners of ASEAN are India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Prime Minister Modi will attend the Meet from 2nd to 4th Nov and will release the commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Thai translation of Tirukkural (Tamil classic).

Question: 

Q.1 The theme of the 35th ASEAN Summit is?
a. Promoting Partnership for Regional equality
b. Advancing Partnership for sustainability
c. Promoting Partnership for Clean energy
d. Advancing Partnership for Economic cooperation
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