A 15-member delegation from the Nagaland GB (Gaon Burahs) Federation meets PM Modi
Nagaland GB (Gaon Burahs) Federation expresses their wholehearted support to the Prime Minister for the Naga peace process
A 15-member delegation from the Nagaland GB (Gaon Burahs) Federation called on Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. The Nagaland GB Federation is a body of Gaon Burahs (village chieftains) of all the Naga villages.
The delegation members said they were happy at meeting the Prime Minister, and expressed their wholehearted support to the Prime Minister for the Naga peace process. They also expressed the hope that Prime Minister Modi would take this process to its logical conclusion, and said that all civil society organisations and tribes have stated their desire for peace.
The Prime Minister said he is happy to receive the delegation, and also happy to note that they come with a message of peace. The Prime Minister thanked them for their words of appreciation and support.
This year too, we have not been able to take our traditional family photo, but virtually, we have maintained the continuity of the tradition of ASEAN-India summit. I congratulate His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei for his successful presidency of ASEAN in 2021.
Your Majesty, Excellencies,
We all faced a lot of challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But this challenging time in a way was also the test of India-ASEAN friendship. Our mutual cooperation and mutual sympathy since Covid times will continue to strengthen our relationship in future and will be the basis of goodwill among our people. History is witness that India and ASEAN have had vibrant relations for thousands of years. This is also reflected in our shared values, traditions, languages, texts, architecture, culture, cuisine etc. And therefore, the unity and centrality of ASEAN has always been an important priority for India.This special role of ASEAN, India's Act East Policy which is contained in our Security and Growth for All in the Region i.e. "SAGAR" policy. India's Indo Pacific Oceans Initiative and ASEAN's Outlook for the Indo-Pacific are the framework for our shared vision and mutual cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Your Majesty, Excellencies,
The year 2022 will mark the completion of 30 years of our partnership. India will also complete seventy-five years of its independence. I am very happy that we will celebrate this important milestone as the 'Year of ASEAN-India Friendship'. India is committed to further strengthen ties under the forthcoming Presidency of Cambodia and our Country Coordinator, Singapore. Now I look forward to hearing your views.
Thanks a lot!
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