The 'Look East Policy' of the Government of India has been evolving since early 1990s with inputs from different Departments of the Government and we have been able to significantly deepen our engagement with ASEAN and other countries of South and East Asia. Exchange of high level visits and enhanced levels of bilateral trade and investment give frequent opportunities to upgrade the framework and content of the Look East Policy on a regular basis.
As part of Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN, the text of Trade-in-Goods Agreement has been finalized. Discussions on agreements in Investment and Services are to commence soon.
This information was given by Smt. Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs in reply to a question by Dr. Thokchom Meinya in Lok Sabha today.