New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Myanmar to attend both the India-ASEAN summit with the ten-nation grouping and the East Asia Summit.
Asserting that ASEAN is at the core of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, Mr. Modi left by a special Air India plane for Nay Pyi Taw on the first leg of his 10-day, three-nation tour that will also take him to Australia, where he will attend the G-20 meet, and Fiji.
“ASEAN is at the core of our Act East Policy and at the centre of our dream of an Asian century, characterised by cooperation and integration,” the Prime Minister said before his departure.
As he embarked on the three-nation tour, Mr Modi also invited ideas and thoughts for his visit to that country. “Do keep sharing thoughts and ideas for the visit. Here is a great place to keep updated on the visit,” Mr. Modi tweeted. He also gave a link of the website where the ideas could be shared by people.
Mr. Modi said he was looking forward to discussing with ASEAN leaders how to take “our relationship to a new level, which will supplement our deepening bilateral ties with each member.” A fortnight ago too, he had asked people to share their ideas and thoughts on important issues for Indians, including those living in Australia....