Tamil Diplomat

Modi arrives at Myanmar for ASEAN, East Asia summits

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Nay Pyi Taw in the Myanmarese capital on Tuesday to attend the ASEAN and the East Asia summits on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to Australia and Fiji.

Mr. Modi arrived by a special Air India plane, starting his 10—day tour during which he will also attend the G—20 meet in Brisbane, Australia.

Asserting that ASEAN is at the core of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday headed to Myanmar to attend the Summit with the 10-nation grouping and the East Asia Summit.

“ASEAN is at the core of our Act East Policy and at the centre of our dream of an Asian century, characterised by cooperation and integration,” the Prime Minister said before his departure.

Mr. Modi said he was looking forward to discussing with ASEAN leaders how to take “our relationship to a new level, which will supplement our deepening bilateral ties with each member.”