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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 17th ASEAN-India Summit on Thursday. Due to Corona, the summit is being held online.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired the 17th ASEAN (ASEAN) Summit with Vietnam's Prime Minister Juan Phuc. All 10 countries members of the organization participated in it. This summit is being held online this time because of Corona. Modi said that due to Corona, this time we are not able to take family photos. But, the distance between us is getting shorter.
At the summit, Modi said that relations between India and ASEAN are based on shared historical, geographical and cultural heritage. It is necessary to increase all types of connectivity between India and ASEAN. In the last few years, we have come closer to economic, social and digital. I am sure that today's conversation will be helpful in reducing the distance between us.
ASEAN at the core of India's Look East Policy
He said that the strategic partnership between India and ASEAN is based on our shared historical, geographical and cultural heritage. ASEAN has always been the core of our Act East Policy. There are many similarities between India's Indo Pacific Ocean Initiative and ASEAN's Outlook on Indo-Pacific.
ASEAN conference is held every two years
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an organization of Southeast Asian countries. It is headquartered in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. This includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Every two years, these countries meet and discuss economic, political, security and social issues. This time the event is being held from 12 to 15 November.