NEW DELHI, Jan 27 - The Delhi Declaration has reaffirmed its commitment to promote connectivity between the North Eastern states and ASEAN and decided to encourage the early completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project and extend this Trilateral Highway to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.
The Declaration has also endorsed its decision to enhance physical and digital connectivity, availing of the US$1 billion line of credit announced by India to promote physical infrastructure and digital connectivity.
The Declaration came at the end of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to mark the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations has also agreed to deepen cooperation in combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, violent extremism and radicalisation through information sharing, law enforcement cooperation and capacity building under the existing ASEAN-led mechanisms.
The Declaration has reiterated its commitment to promote comprehensive approach to combat terrorism through close cooperation by disrupting and countering terrorists, terrorist groups and networks, including by countering cross border movement of terrorists and foreign terrorist fighters and misuse of Internet including social media by terror entities; strengthen cooperation to stop terrorism financing efforts, and prevent recruitment of members of terrorist groups; support efforts in targeting terrorist groups and sanctuaries; and take further urgent measures to counter and prevent the spread of terrorism, while stressing that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever.
India and ASEAN will also work together with the international community to ensure compliance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding counter-terrorism, and to note efforts on the negotiations of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the United Nations.
Meanwhile, State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday called on President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President said that Myanmar occupies the highest priority for India under its �Neighbourhood First� and �Act East� policies. He assured India�s continued support to the Government of Myanmar in its peace process, and efforts towards national reconciliation and economic and social development.
The President said the India-Myanmar relationship will get a boost if we ensure that our strong political and cultural bonds are supported by commerce. Bilateral trade of just over USD 2 billion is not reflective of our close ties. There is immense scope for cooperation in sectors such as power, renewable energy, hydrocarbons and health.