Will Ensure India’s Interests Are Fully Accommodated In RCEP, Says Modi
Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, speaks during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York, U.S. (Photographer: Bess Adler/Bloomberg)

Will Ensure India’s Interests Are Fully Accommodated In RCEP, Says Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left for Bangkok, said India will consider whether its concerns and interests in trade in goods, services, and investments are being fully accommodated at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meeting.

Modi is travelling to Bangkok to participate in the 16th ASEAN-India Summit on Nov. 3. He will also attend the 14th East Asia Summit and the 3rd Summit meeting of nations negotiating a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on Nov. 4.

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In a statement before his departure, the prime minister said that during the visit, he will also hold bilateral meetings with a number of other world leaders present in the Thailand capital for related summit meetings.

"The ASEAN-related summits are an integral part of our diplomatic calendar and an important element in our Act East Policy. Our partnership with ASEAN is built around the key pillars of connectivity, capacity-building, commerce and culture,” he said.

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