New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a good interaction with Foreign Ministers and representatives of ASEAN countries on Thursday (June 16), as the country celebrates 30 years of India-ASEAN cooperation.
“Had a good interaction with Foreign Ministers and Representatives of @ASEAN countries as we celebrate 30 years of close India-ASEAN cooperation,” PM Modi tweeted today.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2022
India hosted the Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM) to mark the 30th anniversary of the dialogue relations and the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership with ASEAN.
Earlier today, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India fully supports a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN, the one whose centrality of the Indo Pacific is fully recognised.
During the meeting in New Delhi, he highlighted that ASEAN has stood tall as a beacon of regionalism, multilateralism and globalisation.
“ASEAN has always stood tall as a beacon of regionalism, multilateralism and globalisation. It has successfully carved out a niche for itself in the region and provided a foundation for the evolving strategic and economic architecture in the Indo-Pacific,” he said.
“ASEAN’s role today is perhaps more important than ever before, given the geopolitical challenges and uncertainties that the world faces. India fully supports a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN, one whose centrality in Indo-Pacific is fully recognised. The strong convergence of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) is the testimony to our shared vision for the region,” he said added.
Meanwhile, Jaishankar and Foreign Ministers of other nations posed for a group photo as they assembled for the meeting. (ANI)