However, Goyal, who was replying to members in the Upper House, also assured them that India's Look East policy would continue.
The meeting has come on the sidelines of the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The defence minister said the government has started several infrastructure projects in Arunachal Pradesh and no part of the state will be isolated.
Jitendra Singh said that connectivity in North East has been the main focus of the current government with Sikkim getting its first airport last year.
Suu Kyi appreciated India’s consistent and sustained support for the widening of democracy, the MEA said in a statement.
Guterres, speaking to reporters in Bangkok where he is attending the ASEAN Summit, said the biggest threat to sustainability today in the world is climate change.
India opts out of world's biggest free trade deal RCEP, says it will create 'unsustainable trade deficits'
India has raised concerns about market access, fearing its domestic industries could be hard hit if the country is flooded by cheap Made-in-China goods.
Trump's absence from the meetings left plenty of room for China and other regional powers to raise their own profiles.
Thailand had previously said it aimed to conclude negotiations by the end of the year.
The endorsement of India's role assumes significance as it came in the midst of geopolitical power play in the Indo-Pacific region.
On the tax regime, PM Narendra Modi said that the number of taxes and tax rates are falling in the country.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told other leaders attending that Beijing was committed to forging such an agreement and to ASEAN's central role in the region.
The leader was flying to Bangkok from Tokyo on a Boeing 777-300ER to attend talks at the ASEAN summit.
Prime Minister Modi invited Indonesian President Jokowi to visit India at a mutually convenient time next year.
The annual ASEAN summit is taking place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the disputed South China Sea as well as in the Indo-Pacific region.