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Modi addresses ASEAN summit

Describing India and ASEAN as natural partners PM Modi said that the 21st century belongs to Asia

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Publish Date: Nov 21 2015 2:06PM | Updated Date: Nov 21 2015 2:11PM

Modi addresses ASEAN summit

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid emphasis on India being a new investment destination for ASEAN nations by saying  his government is steadfast in its commitment on economic reforms thereby conveying a message to investors to choose India as a business destination.

 

Describing India and ASEAN as natural partners, PM Modi said that the 21st century belongs to Asia “Reform to me is just a way station on the long journey to the destination. The destination is the transformation of India,” he spoke at the ASEAN summit.

 

He also spoke about his government’s focus  on  generation of  renewable energy, and steps  taken to make India a manufacturing hub by expanding  the share of manufacturing to 25% of the GDP so as to create more  jobs.