PM Modi described his meeting with the New Zealand prime minister as "wonderful" adding they discussed deepening economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries. On his meeting with the Sultan of Brunei, Modi said the "extensive talks" will broaden bilateral ties between the two countries. "Glad to have met Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. Our extensive talks will broaden bilateral ties between our nations," he said in another tweet. Kumar said both leaders had fruitful discussions on expanding bilateral partnership, specially in trade and investment, renewable energy, culture and people to people contacts.
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After meeting with Turnbull, PM Modi said he was delighted to meet the Australian Prime Minister and that their discussions today added new vigour to the friendship between the two countries. In a tweet, Turnbull described the meeting as "productive" and said the discussions focused on increased economic cooperation, security, and counter-terrorism. The MEA spokesperson said the two leaders discussed ways to optimise significant potential for further cooperation across a broad range of areas.
On the second day of the ASEAN summit, PM Narendra Modi also held bilateral meetings with Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and discussed ways to further ramp up cooperation in various key areas like trade and investment and maritime security.
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The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation ASEAN grouping which is being attended by a number of its dialogue partners including India, China, Japan, the US and Australia.
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PM Narendra Modi and PM Shinzo Abe held a wide ranging and engaging discussion on intensifying Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries.
A number of issues including bilateral cooperation in defence and security sphere were discussed in PM Modi’s meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart. The Modi-Phuc meeting came days after Trump's visit to Vietnam where he offered to mediate in the South China Sea dispute between several ASEAN member countries including Vietnam and China.
Strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership. Prime Minister @narendramodi and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam shared common goal to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. pic.twitter.com/plorznv6mL— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2017
In the meeting with Turnbull, Modi is also understood to have discussed convergence of strategic interest of both the countries in the Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's aggressive military posturing in the region.
A strategic partnership defined by close co-operation and multifaceted interaction. Prime Minister @narendramodi and Prime Minister @TurnbullMalcolm meet in Manila, discuss close cooperation to optimize significant potential for further cooperation across a broad range of areas. pic.twitter.com/nN26qqAIys— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held separate bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull and Vietnamese premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc and discussed various issues of strategic interest, including evolving security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region. The meetings took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in the Philippines.
PM Modi visited the MPFI to "demonstrate India's support for its activities in distributing free prosthesis "Jaipur Foot" among the needy amputee," according to his official website. MPFI, a long running humanitarian cooperation programme between India and the Philippines, was set up by Indian-origin Mayor of Manila Dr. Ramon Bagatsing. About 750 amputees benefited from the programme in 2017, the PMO said.
Wonderful visit to the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation. Their efforts of fitting the Jaipur Foot on needy amputees have touched several lives. During my visit, saw a series of exhibits and interacted with amputees. pic.twitter.com/sgaXKNJI77— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2017
The Prime Minister Office tweeted saying “The Varanasi Centre would help increase farmers’ income by enhancing and supporting rice productivity, reducing cost of production, value addition, diversification and enhancement of farmers’ skills.”
At IRRI, I was shown rice varieties that would greatly benefit Indian farmers. The flood resistant rice variety can withstand 14-18 days of submergence. This will help farmers in Eastern India. It will help in food security and enhance income of farmers. pic.twitter.com/u76rwCaTii— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2017
PM Modi visits rice research institute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the global rice research centre in the Philippines. A large number of Indian scientists are working in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, an urban locality situated at a distance of around 65 kms from Manila. The IRRI, which has offices in 17 countries, is known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution in 1960s.
PM Modi addresses Indian Community in Manila
Addressing the Indian Diaspora in the Philippines capital, PM Narendra Modi, on Monday, said difficulties might be there but once it's crossed no one can stop India from achieving new heights. "Our efforts are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards," Modi said in his nearly 35-minute speech. Noting that 21st Century is described as Asia's Century, Modi told the cheering audience that it was duty of every Indian to work hard to make it a century of India. “I say it is possible," Modi asserted.
PM Modi’s schedule for Today:
09:00 - Meeting with PM of Australia;
10: 00 - Meeting with PM of Vietnam
10:30 - Meeting with PM of Japan
11:15 - Meeting with Sultan of Brunei;
11:30 - Meeting with PM of New Zealand;
13:30 - 12th East Asia Summit;
15:45 - RCEP Leader's Meetings;
17:00 - 15th ASEAN India Summit;
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The talks between the two leaders came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held their first meeting to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the Indo-Pacific region
Today Narendra Modi is expected to meet the Prime Ministers of Japan and Australia, the two countries along with India and US forming a strategic quadrilateral partnership. He is also expected to meet with the leaders of Vietnam and New Zealand, and the Sultan of Brunei before attending the 12h East Asia summit.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte expressed interest in acquiring fast offshore patrol vessels and welcomed Indian pharmaceutical companies to invest in his country to make good quality and cheaper drugs. He also said Indian infrastructure companies could explore opportunities in his country. Prime Minister Modi expressed interest in expanding cooperation with the Philippines in the renewable energy sector and welcomed the country to join the Solar Alliance. He also invited Duterte to visit India to take part in the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN relations which will be celebrated next year.
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