August 06, 2015

Your Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah,
Ministerial colleagues from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia,


Distinguished delegates,

  • India's relationship with ASEAN is one of the cornerstones of our foreign policy and the foundation of our 'Act East Policy'. Given the synergy and chemistry between India and ASEAN countries, I have no doubt that our relations are set to soar high and will quicken the realisation of an Asian century.
  • I thank you all for your very valuable and constructive suggestions. We have, today, agreed on the broad roadmap for our engagement over the next five years.
  • We look forward to working closely with you to realise the full potential of our relationship as an enabler for the shared peace, progress and prosperity of our countries and region.

Thank you.