Friday, December 14 2018

January 7, 2018

It is the time for India and South East Asia to work for prosperity – Sushma

Singapore – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reaffirmed India’s commitment to ASEAN. “We are here to reaffirm our commitment and to share the course of our journey ahead to the future of India and ASEAN in the world,” Swaraj told some 3,000 delegates.India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN has evolved into a strategic partnership and the Indian diaspora provides a platform for stronger ties with the grouping, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.Addressing the Indian diaspora at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas she said,our diaspora provides a platform for a stronger relationship between India and ASEAN countries.Furher she said.”As India’s economy grows its ties will deepen, its trade and investment flow will grow,” she said, emphasising that ASEAN was a part of India’s Act East Policy. She said states play a vital role in India’s progress and advancing the country’s economic ties with the world.