The strategic partnership of Asian nation and ASEAN is predicated on our shared historical, geographical and cultural heritage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi aforesaid on Thursday, addressing the seventeenth ASEAN-India summit. “ASEAN has continuously been the core of our Act East Policy. There area unit several similarities between India’s Indo Pacific Oceans Initiative’ & ASEAN’s ‘Outlook on Indo Pacific’” the PM aforesaid.
Prime Minister Modi talked regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and aforesaid that in contrast to alternative years, there’ll be no ‘family photo’ of the meet.
“We need to extend property between Asian nation and ASEAN in each sector,” the PM aforesaid. tho’ the meeting is virtual, the hassle is to bridge the gap among America, PM Modi aforesaid.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is one in every of the foremost important teams within the region. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Asian nation area unit its members. India, the US, China, Japan and Australia area unit its dialogue partners.
Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc co-chaired the meet.
“The leaders can discuss ways in which to additional strengthen ASEAN-India engagement and during this context can note the adoption of ASEAN-India set up of Action (2021-2025). Covid-19, post-pandemic economic recovery and necessary regional and international developments also will be mentioned at the summit,” the MEA had aforesaid in a very statement.
“ASEAN-India strategic partnership stands on a powerful foundation of shared geographical, historical and civilisational ties. India’s Act East Policy, underlining ASEAN position, reflects the importance, Asian nation attaches to engagement with ASEAN,” the MEA declared.