At ASEAN-India Summit, PM calls for efforts to mitigate terror

RSTV Bureau

India has suffered from terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he called for joint efforts to mitigate the menace.

PM Narendra Modi addressing the 15th India-ASEAN Summit

PM Narendra Modi addressing the 15th India-ASEAN Summit

Addressing leaders of the ASEAN member states here, Prime Minister Modi said India will continue its support to ASEAN for a rules-based security architecture for the region.

“We have suffered due to the menace of terror. The time has come for us to unite and think about mitigating terrorism,” Modi said at the ASEAN-India Summit.

15th-India-ASEAN-SummitStating that 50 years of ASEAN is an occasion of pride, joy and a time to think ahead about its members can achieve,Modi said India places the ASEAN at the core of its ‘Act East Policy.’

“Our ties with ASEAN are old and we want to further strengthen cooperation,” he said.

“We will continue our support to ASEAN for a rules-based security architecture for the region,” Modi told the ASEAN
leaders.

He said 125 crore Indians are waiting to welcome the ASEAN leaders as the Chief Guests for the 2018 Republic Day.

Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei are the members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)