New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending 14th ASEAN-India Summit and 11th East Asia Summit at Vientiane, capital city of Laos from Sept 7 to 8.
In a post from his Facebook account the Prime Minister said: “I will visit Vientiane, Lao PDR on 7-8 September 2016 to attend the 14th ASEAN-India Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit. This is the third time I am attending these Summits.”
“ASEAN is a key partner for our Act East Policy, which is vital for the economic development of our Northeastern region. Our strategic partnership with ASEAN is also important for safeguarding and promoting our security interests and countering traditional and non-traditional security challenges in the region. East Asia Summit is the premier forum for discussions on the challenges and opportunities before the Asia Pacific region,” Modi said.
“Our ties with the countries of South East Asia are truly historic,” he said.
“Our engagement and approach can be best encapsulated in just one word – connectivity. We wish to enhance our physical and digital connectivity; to see greater people to people links; to strengthen our institutional linkages; and, to leverage the modern interconnected world for the mutual benefit of all our people,” he said.
“During the visit, I will also have the opportunity to interact with the leaders of participating countries to discuss bilateral issues of mutual concern,” the PM said.
– India Blooms News Service (IBNS)