India, ASEAN reaffirm importance of maintaining peace, stability and freedom of navigation in Indo-Pacific region
India and ASEAN have reaffirmed the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, stability, maritime safety, freedom of navigation and overflight in the Indo-Pacific region.In a joint statement, India and Asean also reaffirmed their commitment to peaceful resolution of disputes, in accordance with international law, including United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).They called for establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership and enhancing cooperation against terrorism as Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar addressed the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh.The ASEAN states appreciated India’s support for ASEAN centrality in the evolving regional architecture and its continued contribution to regional peace, security, and prosperity and to ASEAN integration and the ASEAN community-building process.India and Asean also agreed to enhance cooperation against terrorism and transnational crimes, including international economic crimes and money laundering, cybercrime, drugs and human trafficking, and arms smuggling. They also called for deepening cooperation in military medicine.
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