Phnom Penh, Cambodia
19 November 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III and the ASEAN member-states leaders gathered for the 10th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh with the aim to further strengthen and broaden India’s relations with countries in the South East Asian region.

Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh thanked the ASEAN leaders for their support and the ASEAN-India Eminent Persons Group for its report on India-ASEAN Partnership.

“Improved connectivity between India and ASEAN will be vital for deepening our economic integration as well as our strategic partnership. India and ASEAN have a shared interest in maritime security, counter-terrorism, anti-piracy and disaster management. We would like to see the emergence of an open, balanced, inclusive architecture that promotes peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific Region,” he said.

President Aquino and PM Singh previously held a bilateral meeting on the opening day of the 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.