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.
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.
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!
इतिहास गवाह है कि भारत और आसियान के बीच हजारों साल से जीवंत संबंध रहे हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2021
इनकी झलक हमारे साझा मूल्य, परम्पराएँ, भाषाएँ, ग्रन्थ, वास्तुकला, संस्कृति, खान-पान, दिखाते हैं।
और इसलिए आसियान की unity और centrality भारत के लिए सदैव एक महत्वपूर्ण प्राथमिकता रही है: PM @narendramodi
वर्ष 2022 में हमारी पार्टनरशिप के 30 वर्ष पूरे होंगे।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 28, 2021
भारत भी अपनी आज़ादी के 75 वर्ष पूरे करेगा।
मुझे बहुत हर्ष है कि इस महत्वपूर्ण पड़ाव को हम 'आसियान-भारत मित्रता वर्ष' के रूप में मनाएंगे: PM @narendramodi