Asean-Indian summit PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended ASEAN Summit in Manila where he met Australian Prime Minister along with Vietnam, China, New Zealand, Japan and Sultan of Brunei. Today on the second day of ASEAN summit he held bilateral meetings with Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and have also discussed the ways to ramp up cooperation in various areas like trade, security and investment. Yesterday also he held talks with American President over security and defence cooperation.

PM Narendra Modi is on the three-day visit in Manila to attend ASEAN Summit along with 12th East Asia Summit and the RCEP Leader’s meetings. As per the reports on Monday PM Modi held talks with US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of 31st ASEAN Summit. They held talks on security particularly in the Indo-Pacific region where China is strengthening its military build up. He had also interacted with the Philippines Indian community yesterday to thank them for their warmth. Also, visited the International Rice research centre where PM Modi learnt about the varieties of rice.

.Today on the second day of ASEAN Summit PM Modi said India’s Act East Policy has shaped around the ASEAN and said India has climbed 30 places in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index this year. He also invited ASEAN leaders to be the Guest of Honour on Republic Day in India on 26th January 2018.