In his speech to the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the solid relationship that exists between India and ASEAN as they begin their fourth decade of cooperation. Prime Minister Modi, who co-chaired the summit with President Joko Widodo, praised the event’s planning and expressed his gratitude to President Widodo and the ASEAN leaders for their capable leadership.
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In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Modi offered heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Hun Manet of Cambodia, who recently assumed office, and welcomed Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão of Timor-Leste as an observer in the meeting.
Our partnership is entering its fourth decade, Prime Minister Modi said. I am very happy to be co-chairing the India-ASEAN Summit in this regard. President Widoo has my sincere congratulations and gratitude for the superb organization of this summit. I also want to congratulate the ASEAN group’s capable leadership. I extend my sincere congratulations to Cambodia’s Prime Minister His Excellency Hun Manet on his recent election. I also extend a warm welcome to Timor-Leste’sPrimeMinister, His Excellency Xanana Gusmo, who is attending as an observer.
As he emphasized the shared values, regional unity, and shared belief in a multipolar world that bind the two entities, Prime Minister Modi emphasized the historical and geographical connections between India and ASEAN.