Good governance, technology are transforming India at 'unprecedented scale', says Narendra Modi

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"At the 15th India-ASEAN Summit, the prime minister and ASEAN Leaders will review the commemorative activities undertaken in 2017 to mark the 25 years of India's dialogue partnership with ASEAN, as well as review the broad spectrum of India-ASEAN cooperation in all its aspects", the ministry said.

"We are committed to curtailing the threat of terrorism and violent extremism through information sharing and law enforcement cooperation, including through our Southeast Asia Aviation and Border Security program, as well as strengthening data exchange with Interpol", it added.

The Prime Minister said that it was time for the ASEAN nations to jointly address the challenge of terrorism.

The summit was attended by US President Donald Trump, President Duterte, and other ASEAN leaders at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Favouring deepening of trade ties, Modi said, "Maritime links established thousands of years ago between India and ASEAN countries have enabled our trade relations in the past and we have to work closely to further strengthen them".

China claims sovereignty over all of SCS, a huge source of hydrocarbons.

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"President Duterte had several bilateral meetings last night, including with Japan, ROK [Republic of Korea/South Korea], India, and Russia", DFA spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said in a statement.

The East Asia Summit is a forum held annually by leaders of 18 countries including ASEAN nations India, the United States and Russian Federation. "And tensions and radicalization in the Asia-Pacific can destabilize the world well beyond your region", Tusk said in his remarks at the ASEAN-EU 40th anniversary commemorative summit.

Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam are seen as the main origin countries of migrant workers, while Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are the main "host" countries.

The Prime Minister also invited the ASEAN leaders for the 69th Republic Day.

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.

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