Bangkok, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a three-day visit on Saturday to attend the crucial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and ASEAN-India and East Asia Summit. “At the RCEP Summit, we will take stock of the progress in RCEP negotiations.
We will consider all issues including whether India’s concerns and interests in trade in goods, services, and investments are being fully accommodated, during this Summit,” Mr Modi has said in a pre-departure statement.
In an interview to ‘Bangkok Post, Prime Minister said that a ‘mutually beneficial’ RCEP in which all sides gain reasonably will be in the interests of India and of all partners in the negotiation.
“We have put forward reasonable proposals in a clear manner and are engaged in negotiations with sincerity,” Mr Modi said adding, “We would like to see commensurate levels of ambition on services from many of our partners, even as we are ready to address their sensitivities”.
Prime Minister will address the Indian community at the National Indoor Stadium here in the evening. “Connecting with the Indian diaspora is something I always look forward to. At 6 PM IST this evening in Bangkok, I would interact with the Indian community based in Thailand. Their contributions to Thailand in various spheres are valuable,” he tweeted.