Thailand: Modi calls ASEAN 'very core' of India's Act East Policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the strong bond between Delhi and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as he co-chaired a joint summit in Bangkok on Sunday. «ASEAN is at the very core of our Act East Policy and will always be so. An integrated, cohesive and economically developing ASEAN serves India's core interests,» said Modi after he praised the hospitality of the... Еще current ASEAN presidency Thailand and welcoming Vietnam as the next. «Our aim is to have a great increase in the mobility of people for studies, research, trade, and tourism,» he added as he heralded an increase in mutual partnership and cooperation. Modi who arrived in Bangkok yesterday is visiting Thailand on a three-day visit. The 35th ASEAN summit kicked off on Thursday, October 31st and is due to end on Monday, November 4. State representatives of Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam are expected to discuss various topics including connectivity, sustainability, and environmental and financial inclusion among ASEAN states.

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