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Jayant N Khobragade Appointed as India’s Next Ambassador to ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta

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Jayant Khobragade appointed India's next Ambassador to ASEAN SecretariatOn January 21, 2021 Jayant N Khobragade has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. He will shortly take charge of the position.

  • He is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1995 batch and currently serves as joint secretary in External Affairs Ministry, Government of India.

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The ASEAN region and India together have a population of 1.85 billion people, a quarter of the world’s population and their combined GDP has been estimated at over USD 3.8 trillion.

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About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

Member countries– Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia
Chair(2021)– Brunei Darussalam
Secretary-General of ASEAN 2018 -2022–  Dato Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei Darussalam
Headquarters– Jakarta, Indonesia