Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Indiaâ€™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 regionâ€™s interests and its peaceful development.
On terrorism, PM Modi said,â€ 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.â€
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/ZKMcy5N6iWâ€” ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2017
He also invited ASEAN leaders as chief guests at Indiaâ€™s 69th Republic Day celebrations.
â€œThe 1.25 billion people of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at Indiaâ€™s 69th Republic Day Celebrations,â€ he said.