ASEAN nations agree to strengthen strategic partnership with India

The ASEAN nations have agreed, to further strengthen and deepen the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership for mutual benefit, across the whole spectrum of political security, economic and socio-cultural and development cooperation.

The Delhi declaration of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to mark the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations was issued last evening.

In the summit, the ASEAN nations decided to continue to exert efforts and cooperate towards the full, effective and timely implementation of the Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity. They decided to strengthen maritime cooperation to address common challenges on maritime issues.

ASEAN countries also decided to deepen the cooperation in combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations through information sharing, law enforcement cooperation and capacity building.

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