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ASEAN Summit, day 3: PM Modi meets his counterpart from Australia, Vietnam and Japan

On day 3 of Manila visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to meet various world leaders on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit on Tuesday.


  |  Updated On : November 14, 2017 11:37 AM
ASEAN Summit: PM Modi meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (Image: ANI)

ASEAN Summit: PM Modi meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (Image: ANI)

New Delhi :  

On day 3 of Manila visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met various world leaders on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit on Tuesday.

PM Modi met his counterpart from Australia, Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand. He also met Sultan of Brunei.

The PM is also set to attend 12th East Asia Summit, RCEP Leader's Meetings and 15th ASEAN India Summit.

PM Modi will enplane for Delhi at 4:40 PM IST.

As it happened:

# PM Narendra Modi meets New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

# PM Narendra Modi meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

# PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM Shinzo Abe

# PM Narendra Modi meets Vietnam PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

# PM Modi meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Earlier on Monday, India and Philippines on Monday signed four MOUs for cooperation in the areas of defence and agriculture, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

PM Modi had a “productive” meeting with President Duterte and discussed various aspects on enhancing India-Philippines bilateral cooperation especially in trade, business and culture.

The leaders of both countries identified terrorism as a major threat and resolved to expand bilateral cooperation in defence to deal with growing menace.  

PM Modi also addressed the Indian community in Manila, saying that their efforts are aimed at transforming India and making sure everything in the nation is up to world standards.

Modi said, "If 21st century is considered to be Asia's century, then it becomes our duty to make it India's century and I say it is possible."

While highlighting Swacch Bharat campaign, the prime minister said, "Which citizen doesn't want cleanliness? We have started from where Mahatma Gandhi left and till now more than 2 lakh villages in India have become open defecation free."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump and held talks on the sidelines of 31st ASEAN summit in Manila. 

His comments came ahead of bilateral talks, the prime minister said the relationship between India and the US goes beyond mutual interest and can be beneficial for Asia and the humanity at large.

"The relations between India and the US are growing... and I also feel that the relationship between India and the US is not only for mutual interest. It goes beyond that. We are working together for the interest, for the future of Asia and for the humanity as a whole in the world," Modi said.

First Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 07:25 AM
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