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India and ASEAN agree on cooperation in the field of maritime security

26.01.2018 144 просмотров

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called security issues key in relations between the countries.

The countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of maritime security.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said this after the ASEAN-India anniversary summit held in New Delhi, according to the New Straits Times on Friday.

"Association leaders welcome the aspiration India to develop cooperation with the organization, we believe that security issues are key in bilateral relations," the prime minister said. According to him, "ASEAN and India should deepen cooperation on security issues, especially those related to capacity building, exchange of information on preventing and combating maritime crimes, including non-traditional threats - terrorism, extremism and piracy."

In a conversation with journalists, Najib Razak also noted the growing trade turnover between the Association and India. "In 2016, it amounted to $58 billion, and last year - already $72 billion. Thus, New Delhi became the sixth trading partner of ASEAN," the prime minister said.

ASEAN includes Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines.

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