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2nd Round Table on ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks (AINTT)

Published in 2013

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 10/09/2013


08:30 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome by Dr. Siviengphet Phetvorasack, Dy. Director-General, Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane, Lao PDR and
Dr. Prabir De, Senior Fellow, RIS, and Coordinator, ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks (AINTT), ASEAN-India Centre, New Delhi
09.30 – 11.15 Session I: ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: Economic Cooperation 
[Focus of the session: Regional trading architecture, RCEP, building production networks, facilitating investment, strengthening financial cooperation and other integration issues.]
  In chair: Dr. Biswajit Dhar, Director-General, RIS, New DelhiPanelists:
09.30-09.50:  Dr. Leeber Leebouapao, Director-General, Macro-Economic Research Division, National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Vientiane
09.50-10.10:  Mr. Poch Kongchheng, Researcher, Economic Institute of Cambodia (EIC), Phnom Penh
10.10-10.30:  Mr. Agus Syarip Hidayat, Researcher, Research Center for Economic Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta– PPT
– Paper10.30-10.50:  Ms. Sanchita Basu Das, Fellow and Lead Researcher, ASEAN Studies Centre, and Coordinator, Singapore APEC Study Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
10.50-11.15: Q&A
11.15 -11.30 Tea / Coffee Break
11.30– 12.30 Inaugural Session
  11.45-11.55: Welcome and opening address by H.E. Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR
11.55-12.05: Inaugural address by H.E. Mr. Salman Khurshid, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India
12.05-12.10: Release of RIS Volume of ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: Perspective from the ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks, Proceedings of the 1st Round Table of AINTT 2012
12.10-12.20: Special address by Dr. A.K.P Mochtan, Dy. Secretary General, Community and Corporate Affairs Department, ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta
12.20-12.25: Address by Mr. Sayakane Sisouvong, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Lao PDR
12.25-12.30: Address by Dr. Biswajit Dhar, Director-General, RIS, New Delhi
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 Session II: ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: Connectivity 
[Focus of the session: To identify the challenges and prospects of ASEAN-India connectivity, role of connectivity in strengthening production network, and building development corridor.]
  In chair: Dato’ Dr Muthiah Alagappa, Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Kuala LumpurPanelists:
13.30-13.45:  Mr. Bounpan Kongnhinsayaseng, Dy. Director-General, Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR, Vientiane
13.45-14.00:  Dr. Tin Htoo Naing, Visiting Fellow, Yangon Institute of Economics (YIE), Yangon
14.00-14.15:  Dr. Sinderpal Singh, Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Singapore
14.15-14.30:  Dr. Marife Magno Ballesteros, Senior Fellow, Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila
14.30-14.45:  Dr. Prabir De, RIS, New Delhi
14.45-15.00:  Q&A
15.00 – 15.15 Tea/Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.30 Session III: ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: Socio-Cultural and Development Cooperation
[Focus of the session: To identify the new areas of social-cultural and development cooperation, present case studies, discuss challenges and identify the opportunities.]
  In chair: Mr. Sayakane Sisouvong, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Lao PDRPanelists:
15.15-15.30:  Dr. Piti Srisangnam, Director, Academic Affairs, ASEAN Studies Centre, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
15.30-15.45:  Prof. Do Thu Ha, Head of Department of Indology (Philology and History) and Dean, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

– PPT
– Paper15.45-16.00:  Mr. A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi, The ASEAN Studies Program Officer, The Habibie Center, Jakarta– PPT
– Paper
16.00-16.15:  Dr. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., Senior Fellow, Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila
16.15-16.30:  Q&A

16.30 – 17.30 Panel Discussion: ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: New Frontiers
[Focus of the session: To identify the new challenges to ASEAN – India relations, suggest way forward, and the blue print for the partnership.]
  In chair: Dr. Sok Siphana, Sok Siphana & Associates, Phnom Penh, and Member, ASEAN-India Eminent Persons’ Group.Panelists:
16.30-16.45:  Dato’ Dr. Muthiah Alagappa, Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Kuala Lumpur
16.45-17.00:  Dr. Khin Zaw Win, Director, Tampadia Institute, Yangon
17.00-17.15:  Prof. Ngo Xuan Binh, Director-General, Institute of Indian & Southwest Asian Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Hanoi– PPT
– Paper
17.15-17.30:  Dr. Biswajit Dhar, Director-General, RIS, New Delhi
17.30 – 17.45 Concluding Session and Vote of Thanks
  17.30-17.35:  Dr. Prabir De, RIS, New Delhi,
17.35-17.45:  Mrs. Viengngeun Khaykhamphithoune Dy. Director-General, IFA, MoFA, Vientiane
2nd Round Table on ASEAN-India Network of Think-Tanks (AINTT)

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