India, ASEAN tie up to enhance connectivity

ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2018 23:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 25 (ANI): India and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday evening adopted the Delhi Declaration and underscored the commitment to enhance physical and digital connectivity.

The 10 leaders reaffirmed their "commitment to enhance physical and digital connectivity in line with the MPAC 2025 and the AIM 2020 by, among others, availing of the US$1 billion line of credit announced by India to promote physical infrastructure and digital connectivity."

The leaders, in the declaration, agreed to encourage the early completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project and extend this Trilateral Highway to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.

India is hosting a two-day India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit which is expected to give a boost to the cooperation in key areas of counter-terrorism, security and connectivity.

The summit marks 25 years of Indo-ASEAN ties.

In the run-up to the summit, various programmes in different areas, ranging from culture to trade, have been organised by India. (ANI)