A vibrant ASEAN interests India: PM

NEW DELHI: India is an important part of us and Asean is at the center of it. Asean, integrated and economically vibrant, interests India ”, PM Narendra Modi He told ASEAN leaders on Sunday.

On his second day in Bangkok, Modi met two of India's important partners in Southeast Asia: the president of Indonesia and the prime minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-Cha.

In his conversation with Widodo, Modi said that India promised to work with Indonesia to strengthen ties in the areas of defense, security, connectivity, trade and investment, said an official MEA reading.

At the Modi meeting with the Thai Prime Minister, the MEA said: Noting the increased participation in the defense and security fields, both parties agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in the defense industries sector. Welcoming the 20% growth in bilateral trade last year, the leaders decided to commission trade officials to discuss ways and means to improve trade and investment. ”