Modi witnesses Kuala Lumpur Declaration signing ceremony

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed the signing ceremony of Kuala Lumpur Declaration on establishment of the Asean community, an official said on Sunday.

“Witnessing history in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi present as Kuala Lumpur Declaration establishes Asean community,” said Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs.

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“Finding a way together on the economic partnership. Leaders lock hands on joint statement on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations,” Swarup said on Twitter.

During his five-day, two-nation visit to Malaysia and Singapore, to attend the 13th Asean-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit, the prime minister on Saturday announced a $1-billion credit line to expand trade with the Asean and promised electronic visas soon for the nationals of its 10 members.

He asked the global investment community to set up shop in India and benefit from the country’s fast growth, strong fundamentals, constant reforms, while seeking enhanced cooperation from the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) grouping to fight terrorism.

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