Noting that India’s ties with ASEAN are rooted in “history, geography and culture”, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday mentioned that the luck of India’s Act East coverage is mirrored in drawing the rustic extra comprehensively into Indo-Pacific.
Talking on the inaugural consultation of the Indo-ASEAN Trade Summit, Mr Jaishankar mentioned India and ASEAN’s cooperation has grown at some point of the remaining 25 years.
“India’s ties with ASEAN are rooted in history geography and culture, what has energised them in recent years is a growing awareness of the potential they hold for our mutual interests and development. As our cooperation grew in the course of the last 25 years, new facets and domains have emerged for collaboration,” he mentioned.
“As a result, our look East policy matured into an Act East policy its success is reflected in drawing India more comprehensively into the Indo-Pacific,” he added.