Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while addressing the ASEAN India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi laid emphasis on the freedom of navigation in the maritime domain.
“India shares the ASEAN vision for rule-based societies and values of peace. We are committed to working with ASEAN nations to enhance collaboration in the maritime domain,” said PM Modi.
Further talking on the partnership of ASEAN nation since 1960’s, PM Modi said, “We have evolved as partners. We together have made success in implementing the objective of ASEAN-India partnership for peace, progress and shared prosperity through five-year plan of action.”
He added, “Our collective presence in India has touched hearts of 1.25 billions fellow Indians.”
“Our trade has grown 25 times in 25 years. We will further enhance trade ties among our business communities,” added PM Modi.
He also highlighted the importance of information and communication technology during the summit. He said, “It will forge new bond of digital connectivity between India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and help connect remote areas.”