India reaffirms commitment to promoting blue economy
Updated : July 19, 2018 12:00 AM IST
With India increasing its engagements with Southeast Asia under New Delhi's Act East Policy, maritime cooperation has emerged as a key area of engagement with Asean, which comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Stating that the oceans hold the key to the fortunes of the fast-evolving global order, Saran said that covering 72 percent of the earth's surface and constituting over 95 percent of the biosphere, oceans provide a substantial portion of the world's population with food and livelihood.
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