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Delhi to host biggest ASEAN-India biz summit in January: PM
Nov 14, 2017

Underlining the importance of building physical connectivity with the Asean region to further strengthen its economic ties with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the largest so far Asean-India business and investment summit is slated to be held in New Delhi in January next year.
 
Addressing the Asean Business and Investment Summit here, Modi also said that a conference to discuss increasing connectivity between both regions is also due to take place next month in New Delhi.
 
India's Look East policy puts this region at the centre of our engagement. So, connectivity with Asean by land, sea and air remains our priority, Modi said pointing to the ongoing Trilateral Highway Project involving Myanmar and Thailand, which India is seeking to extend to three other countries.
 
An Asean-India Connectivity Summit will take place next month with all the countries participating,he said.
 
To coincide with the Asean-India Commemorative Summit in January, an Asean-India Business and Investment meet and expo will be held, which will be the biggest Asean focused event that India has ever organised,he added.
 
The Prime Minister also said that work is in progress to conclude a maritime transport agreement with the Asean.
    

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