2022 is the 'Year of ASEAN-India Friendship': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the India-ASEAN friendship withstood the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

2022 is the 'Year of ASEAN-India Friendship': PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 18th ASEAN-India Summit. Source: Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the 18th ASEAN-India summit virtually on Thursday, announced that the year 2022 will be celebrated as the ‘ASEAN-India’ Friendship year to mark the completion of 30 years of its partnership, and also 75 years of India’s independence.

Describing ASEAN’s unity and centrality as being an important priority for India, Modi said, “History is witness that India and ASEAN have had vibrant relations for thousands of years. This is also reflected in our shared values, traditions, languages, texts, architecture, culture, cuisine etc.”