Modi Pushes for Interaction Between Asean and India

  • PM Narendra Modi met a host of Southeast Asian leaders as he made a major push to increase economic engagement between India and the 10-member Asean
  • Modi said his government places equal emphasis on ease of doing business in India as well as on making policies attractive.
  • Modi met his Thai and Malaysian counterparts, Prayut Chan-o-cha and Najib Tun Razak, as well as Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
  • In his separate meetings with the four Asean leaders, Modi spoke about the `Make in India' and discussed possibilities of economic cooperation with them.
  • He also met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • In his maiden speech at the Asean-India Summit here, Modi said there will be major improvement in India's trade policy , adding that his government would move ahead with connectivity projects with Asean “with speed“.