Vientiane (Laos): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is central to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy.
Expressing happiness over taking part in the ASEAN summit for the third time, PM Modi said, “he was delighted to renew close bonds of friendship with ASEAN.”
“India’s engagement engagement is driven by common priorities, bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the region,” PM Modi said.
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Emphasising on the need to enhance connectivity with the ASEAN nations, PM Modi said the engagement was driven by linking our economic success and development experiences.
He stressed on fighting terrorism unitedly. “Export of terror, growing radicalisation and spread of extreme violence are common security threats to our societies,” the PM asserted.
Concluding his speech, the PM announced to host Commemorative Summit on the theme “Shared Values, Common Destiny” in 2017.