Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Vientiane, Laos on Wednesday , where he will take part the 14th India-Asean Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit.
"Another one for Acting East. Flurry of bilateral and multilateral engagements await as PM departs New Delhi for Laos," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Asean summit will be attended by the leaders of 10 southeast Asian nations - Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
The East Asia summit will be attended by the leaders of the 10 Asean nations and those of India, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and US.
"Asean is a key partner for our Act East Policy, which is vital for the economic development of our Northeastern region," Modi said in a pre-departure statement posted on his Facebook page.