Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today invited the business community in the Indo-Pacific region to actively take part in efforts for bolstering development, trade and growth in the region. He was delivering the keynote address at CII’s Special Plenary with the Trade Ministers in the Indo-Pacific region. He said that India’s track record should give confidence that it will be a natural and most reliable ally in the years to come.
Describing Indo-Pacific region as the new economic centre of gravity of the globalised world, Mr Goyal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in 2015, had articulated his vision for the Indo-Pacific in one word ‘SAGAR’, Security And Growth of All in the Region. He said that it must serve as the guiding principle for all nations in this region, as a secure and stable Indo-Pacific region equals peace and prosperity for all.
The Minister said that when the world looks at resilient supply chains, it looks east to Indo-Pacific region.