At the ASEAN Summit PM Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the rising threat of terrorism and said ‘export of terror’ was a common threat to the region. He said that on a gathering of Southeast Asian leaders. Undoubtedly he pointed out at the neighbor country.
While addressing the ASEAN summit he said, “Export of terror, growing radicalization and spread of extreme violence are common security threats to our societies.”
This is his second attack in a week to Pakistan at an international meeting. He also stated that the terror threat is not only regional but local and transitional at the same time. “Our partnership with Asean seeks to craft a response through coordination, cooperation at multiple levels.”
On Monday at the G-20 summit in China’s Hangzhou, Modi without naming Pakistan said South Asia’s “one single nation” was spreading “agents of terror”.
The PM told to ASEAN leaders, “Our engagement driven by common priorities bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the region.”
He added concrete steps will be taken to improve cooperation in counterterrorism, cyber security and de-radicalization.
India is willing to develop its ties with 10 nation groups including Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand which has a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion and an annual economic growth rate of 4.6%.
He avowed securing seas area was a shared responsibility and sea lanes are “life lines of global trade”. Some ASEAN member countries were in a debate over South China Sea and China claimed the right of the Sea.
Narendra Modi said about the partnership “All three pillars of our partnership – security, economic and socio-cultural have registered good progress.” He added “We continue to expand and deepen our economic engagements.”
On Thursday the India-ASEAN summit will be followed by the 11th East Asia summit. He met Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith earlier in the day.
Later, Modi will also meet with State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and US President Barack Obama.