BANGKOK, Thailand -- The private sectors in ASEAN and India need to play a greater role to exploit the regions' huge untapped potentials, said Malaysia's International Trade and Industry Minister, Mustapa Mohamad.

"India has done very well, growing at 7.5 per cent annually in recent years while average growth in ASEAN reached five per cent. So there are huge potentials and I fully support efforts to explore and complement the fast-growing economy of ASEAN and India," he said.

He said this at a roundatable discussion held in conjuction with ASEAN-India Expo and Forum 2017 here today.

Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha opened the expo and forum.

Mustapa said ASEAN and India had experienced good economic growth, thus representing huge opportunities for their private sectors.


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