Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Prime Ministers of Australia, Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand, China and the Sultan of Brunei today as part of his 3-day visit for the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines. The Prime Minister will now attend the 12th East Asia Summit and the RCEP Leader's meetings before heading back to India this evening.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held "very expansive" talks with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit or the Association of South-East Asian Nations. He also interacted with the Indian community in Philippines and thanked them for their warmth. On Monday, he visited the International Rice Research Institute where he learnt about salinity tolerant rice varieties and drones that can greatly aide agriculture.
PM Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Manila since Indira Gandhi. He started his three-day Manila visit on Sunday to attend the ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summits.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's visit to the ASEAN summit in Manila:
PM Narendra Modi headed for India today after attending 31st ASEAN Summit and East Asia summits and meeting several world leaders. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said PM Modi had a series of "productive bilateral and multilateral engagements" during his three-day visit.
"The 1.25 billion people of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at India's 69th Republic Day Celebrations.
I am committed to working with you to realize our common." PM Narendra Modi said while concluding his opening remarks at the 15th India ASEAN Summit today.
Referring to the ACT East Policy that he introduced in November 2014, PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the 15th India-ASEAN Summit, said, "India's relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and bedrock of our action oriented."
"ASEAN's remarkable journey is indeed worthy of reflection as much as it is of celebration." PM Modi asserted, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
PM Narendra Modi with members of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for facilitating free trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
PM Narendra Modi in conversation with the Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila.
We look forward to the East Asia Summit attaining greater salience in years to come. I reiterate my commitment to work with you to address the political, security and economic issues of the region: PM Narendra Modi in his concluding speech at the East Asia Summit in Manila.
ASEAN began in times of a great global divide, but today as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee, it shines as a beacon of hope; a symbol of peace and prosperity: PM Narendra Modi at the 12th East Asian Summit in Manila.
Held wide ranging deliberations on enhancing India-Vietnam friendship, which can greatly benefit our citizens and region: PM Narendra Modi tweets after meeting Vietnam's PM, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the ASEAN Summit in Manila.
PM Narendra Modi on Twitter said he had an "excellent meeting" with the Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe. The two leaders reviewed the various aspects of India-Japan ties and discussed "ways to deepen cooperation between our economies and people".
PM Narendra Modi congratulated New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on her appointment as the Prime Minister. The two leaders discussed the "steps to expand bilateral relations across sectors", tweeted Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
PM Narendra Modi meets New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern at the ASEAN Summit in Manila.
Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe held a "wide ranging and engaging discussion on intensifying Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries", tweeted Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
On twitter, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar refers to Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, as a 'valued friend and a trusted partner'.
Narendra Modi and Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc discussed "furthering India-Vietnam partnership in vital sectors including trade and people-to-people ties", tweets Prime Minister's Office.
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