India rolls out red carpet for ASEAN leaders

India to work closely with Asean for early conclusion of RCEP Prabhu

India to work closely with Asean for early conclusion of RCEP Prabhu

Prime minister Narendra Modi is hosting all 10 Asean leaders for the commemorative summit on Thursday.

In order to advance the ASEAN-India relationship to a new height, it is necessary to fully tap into the potentials of the two most dynamic economic regions with a combined population of 1.85 billion and total GDP of 3.8 trillion Dollars in 2017, which is the size of the world's 4th largest economy with the projection to exceed 8 trillion USD by 2025, PM Phuc said.

Then, Modi will hold an exclusive retreat with the heads of state of Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam, all ASEAN members.

Through this outreach, India presents itself as a powerful ASEAN ally considering China's economic and military assertiveness in the region.

Meanwhile, the state government also invited all ASEAN countries and investors to participate in the biennial global investor's summit 'Make in Odisha Conclave', scheduled from November 11-15 at Bhubaneswar.

India-Philippines bilateral trade stood at almost $2 billion in 2016-17.

Plans to consolidate India-Asean ties come as China stakes its claims to larger sections of the South China Sea bringing it in dispute with many South-East Asian nations.

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India is also looking at Asean as its development partner-especially with regard to improving the economic conditions in its insurgency wracked northeast. The commemorative summit is an event that was hosted by India first in 2012 to mark 20 anniversary celebrations of the day it initiated dialogue relations with ASEAN.

He added that expanding the trade relations between Asean countries and India would lead to mutual benefits for both regions.

The central takeaway from reading that history is that the wider world will inevitably intrude on India-Asean ties in the future also and the key would be to make the relationship meaty and meaningful enough to withstand these vicissitudes.

A member of the delegation, who returned to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, said the response from the investors was "quite encouraging".

India marked its first Republic Day on January 26, 1950 - more than two years after its independence from British rule in August 1947 - when the country's constitution came into force, providing for a parliamentary form of government which is federal in structure.

PM Phuc stated that the long-standing intercourse in terms of culture and traditions, together with economic and political links in the modern time, have helped to build up sustainable values for the ASEAN-India strategic partnership.

Last year, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the chief guest. Various government departments also showcase their achievements.

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