PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts — ASEAN Summit

15 November, 2017, 11:14 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Donald Trump is in the Philippines for ASEAN the final leg of his lengthy Asian trip

Delegates at the Asean summit in Manila on Monday.

Tusk is attending the EAS as the guest of the chair, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has denounced the European Union for supposedly interfering in his war on drugs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at a reception for the "Indian Community in Philippines" hosted by Indian Ambassador in honour of the Prime Minister, in Manila, Philippines.

In a joint statement issued after the commemorative summit, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) affirmed their resolve to keep peace, security and stability in the region, apart from pushing for strong economic engagement.

"In the ASEAN-US dialogue, North Korea was also discussed the one to de-escalate the tension and they want all parties to result in diplomatic talks and negotiations as a means of resolving the conflict", he said.

The situation in the South China Sea has been cooling down, Li said. However, several Asean members including Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei have counter claims.

It was not immediately known what transpired in the meeting.

Roque said the ASEAN and USA also called of a peaceful dialogue to ease the tension in the Korean peninsula.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday strongly pitched for putting in place a rules-based regional security architecture, reflecting growing convergence among major players like India, the U.S. and Japan to have a coherent approach to deal with China's aggressive posturing in the Indo-Pacific region.

"Early conclusion of a balanced Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will further boost our trade and investment ties with the region", the ministry said.

The trade between India and ASEAN nations stood at $71 billion in 2016-17 and comprises 10.85 percent of India's total trade with the world.

This threat can be mitigated if countries work together, share information on suspects and trends of concern, Tusk said. "The task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale".

She said the move has a special importance for India as the country has been victim of terrorism for the last three decades and now it has been recognised globally, adding that the move by the grouping is important for containing scourge of terrorism, particularly cross border terror.

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