PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

Mr. Modi, in his address at the East Asia Summit, conveyed India's total support and commitment to work with the East Asia Summit, an influential bloc, to address political, security and trade related issues in the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India was being transformed at an "unprecedented scale", ANI reported. "And tensions and radicalization in the Asia-Pacific can destabilize the world well beyond your region", Tusk said in his remarks at the ASEAN-EU 40th anniversary commemorative summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday strongly pitched for putting in place a rules-based regional security architecture, reflecting growing convergence among major players like India, the United States and Japan to have a coherent approach to deal with China's aggressive posturing in the Indo-Pacific region. Since its inception in 2005, it has played a significant role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic evolution of East Asia.

Prime Minister Modi also talked about shared values and common destiny between India and ASEAN. He described ASEAN as a symbol of peace and prosperity. The participating members of the 12th East Asia Summit are Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

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He said the proposal was made during the ASEAN Plus Three Summit here today, attended by ASEAN leaders, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Chinese Prime Minister Le Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The Prime Minister said that it was time for the ASEAN nations to jointly address the challenge of terrorism.

The Prime Minister also invited the ASEAN leaders for the 69th Republic Day.

"We are also cooperating on cyber security, search and rescue and humanitarian assistance, combating trafficking in illicit drugs, wildlife, and timber trafficking; and addressing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, marine debris and degradation of the marine environment, piracy and armed robbery against ships", it added.

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