Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India’s Act East Policy is shaped around the ASEAN, and its significance in the regional security architecture of the Indo-Pacific region is evident.
While addressing India-ASEAN Summit in Manila, the prime minister said India assures its steady support to ASEAN towards achieving a rules-based regional security architecture that best attests to the region’s interests and its peaceful development.
On terrorism, PM Modi said,” We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism. It is the time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area.”
We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism. It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area: PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in #Manila pic.twitter.com/ZKMcy5N6iW— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2017
He also invited ASEAN leaders as chief guests at India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations.
“The 1.25 billion people of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at India’s 69th Republic Day Celebrations,” he said.