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ASEAN Summit: Narendra Modi for settling South China Sea dispute

ASEAN Summit: Narendra Modi for settling South China Sea dispute
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Prime minister Narendra Modi said, “Terrorism has emerged as a major global challenge that affects us all here. We have excellent bilateral cooperation with Asean members.

Prime minister Narendra Modi said, “Terrorism has emerged as a major global challenge that affects us all here. We have excellent bilateral cooperation with Asean members.


And, we should see how we can enhance our cooperation at the regional and international level, including through support for adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism,” he said.

Meeting Chinese premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the Summit, Mr Modi said the two countries should raise strategic coordination to tackle terror. Mr Modi said that countries should put aside their political differences and came together to help the affected.


He said that both India and China faced the threat of terrorism and there was a need to increase strategic coordination. In his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Modi discussed key issues like regional connectivity, maritime security and South China Sea disputes.

He suggested evolving specific plans for cooperation with the 10-member grouping in key areas of maritime security, counterpiracy and humanitarian and disaster relief. “As our rapidly transforming region navigates its way through uncertain times to a peaceful and prosperous future, we look forward to Asean leading the way in defining the regional architecture,” said Mr Modi, who is here on a three-day visit to attend the Asean-India Summit and East Asia Summit.

Mr Modi said India hopes that all parties to the disputes in the SCS will abide by the guidelines on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and redouble efforts for early adoption of a Code of Conduct on the basis of consensus.

India intends to set up an ASEAN-India Innovation Platform to facilitate technology transfer and collaborative R&D projects
India and ASEAN should evolve specific plans of cooperation in maritime security, counter piracy and disaster relief Territorial disputes must be settled by peaceful means referring to South China Sea disputes
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