ASEAN Summit Will Help Combat Common Security Threats To India & Laos: PM Modi
Speaking at the 14th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on how ASEAN is central to India's 'Act East' policy, and that the ties between both Laos and India are a source of harmony in the region. He said that the substance of their strategic partnership covered the economic, security, socio-culture aspects.
PM Modi further stated that the ASEAN India Plan of Action (2016-20) which has served both the nations well have had 54 activities been implemented through the course of this programme. The Prime Minister also spoke on export of terror, growing radicalisation and spread of extreme violence which are common security threats to the societies, adding that in the in face of growing traditional and non-traditional challenges, political security co-op is a key emergent pillar of India-Laos relationship.