PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

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In an address at the annual gathering of leaders of the grouping in Manila, the Prime Minister said India was looking forward to a greater role by the East Asia Summit in the region. "It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area", he said. "We reviewed the ground covered on various aspects of India-Japan ties and discussed ways to deepen cooperation between our economies and people", Modi tweeted.

The European Union said Tuesday it was ready to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in ways that would further enhance the four decades of cooperation between the regional blocs.

It was reported that close to seven million - or two-thirds of about 10 million global migrants living and working in Asean - come from within the region.

Delegates at the Asean summit in Manila on Monday.

However, like all Asean agreements, the implementation of the Asean Consensus, which is legally non-binding, would be subject to the respective laws of the member countries, the statement added.

Prime Minister Modi also talked about shared values and common destiny between India and ASEAN.

He said the proposal was made during the ASEAN Plus Three Summit here today, attended by ASEAN leaders, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Chinese Prime Minister Le Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Our next 50 years will require deeper efforts on the next 3Cs: "Community, Centrality, and Connectivity if we are to realize our ASEAN Vision by 2025", Duterte said at the end of a two-day ASEAN summit.

The ties between India and ASEAN have been on an upswing.

Investment from Asean to India has been over $70 billion in the last 17 years, accounting for more than 17% of India's total foreign direct investment.

Prime Minister Modi also participated at a meeting of leaders of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Apart from the 10 ASEAN Member states, East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, United States and Russian Federation.