1. Live ASEAN summit in Manila: PM Narendra Modi departs for India from Manila

Live ASEAN summit in Manila: PM Narendra Modi departs for India from Manila

Live ASEAN summit in Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Australian and Vietnam counterparts Malcolm Turnbull and Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. In his maiden visit to the Philippines as the prime minister, Narendra Modi is attending the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 14, 2017 7:38 PM
(Source: ANI)

Live ASEAN summit in Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has concluded his ASEAN visit and has boarded the plane to come back to India. Earlier, during his address in Manila, PM Modi, today, applauded the spirit of ASEAN and claimed that ASEAN forms the bedrock of India’s foreign and Act East Policy. He also told the world leaders about India’s jump of 30 ranks in the ease of doing business index. Earlier, he met Japan, Australian and Vietnam counterparts Shinzo Abe, Malcolm Turnbull and Nguyễn Xuân Phúc respectively. In his maiden visit to the Philippines as the prime minister, Narendra Modi is attending the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila. PM Modi yesterday held “very expansive” talks with US President Donald Trump during which the two leaders carried out a “broad review” of the strategic landscape in Asia, signalling deeper cooperation by the two countries in dealing with sensitive security issues confronting the region. 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 “free and open”. Apart from the 10 ASEAN Member states, East Asia Summit includes India, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Russia

Track Live updates of PM Narendra Modi in Manila to attend ASEAN summit

6: 30 PM: PM Narendra Modi departs for India from ,

5: 55 PM: We are committed to transforming India as a major player in the global value chain. We want to make India a global manufacturing hub said PM Modi, during his address.

5: 45 PM: Task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale. We are working day and night towards easy, effective and transparent governance says PM Modi

5: 28 PM: Delighted to address the India  Summit. Congratulated ASEAN family on completing 50 years and emphasised on the potential to further scale up cooperation between us. Also stressed on the importance of coming together to fight terrorism, says PM Modi

5: 18 PM: Deliberations at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit were extensive and fruitful. Better trade ties and closer economic cooperation between our nations will be beneficial for humanity says PM Modi.

5: 10 PM: India assures the ASEAN of its steady support towards achieving a rules-based regional security architecture that best attests to the region’s interests and its peaceful development: PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila

5: 05 PM: We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism. It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area: PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila.

5:00 PM: India’s Act East Policy is shaped around the ASEAN, and its centrality in the regional security architecture of the Indo-Pacific region is evident: PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila.

4: 50 PM: India has climbed 30 places in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index this year. It is the biggest jump by any country this year and a recognition of India’s long term reform trajectory : PM Modi in Manila

4: 40 PM: “India’s relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and bedrock of our action oriented Act East Policy,” said PM Modi in his address.

4: 35 PM: PM Modi in hs speech said, “ASEAN’s remarkable journey is indeed worthy of reflection as much as it is of celebration. On this historic occasion, I am confident that ASEAN will further resolve to work together with one vision, one identity and as one independent community.”

4: 27 PM: PM invites ASEAN leaders to be the Guest of Honour on Republic Day

4:15 PM: PM Narendra Modi asks global leaders to unite against terrorism

3: 50 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit in Manila.

3: 40 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Premier of China, Mr. Li Keqiang interact during the East Asia Summit

3:05 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held separate talks with his counterparts from Japan Shinzo Abe and Australia Malcolm Turnbull focusing on crafting a new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region in the backdrop of emerging configuration of a key quadrilateral alliance.

3:00 PM: On the second day of the ASEAN summit here, 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.

2:55 PM: The prime minister’s meetings with Abe and Turnbull came a day after he held “very expansive” talks with US President Donald Trump on intensifying overall security and defence cooperation, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region where China is strengthening its military build up.

2:50 PM: On Sunday, India, Australia, Japan and the US held their first meeting to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the Indo-Pacific region “free and open”.

2:45 PM: The issue was discussed during the Modi-Trump meeting yesterday and is understood to have figured in the prime minister’s talks today with both Abe and Turnbull.

2:40 PM: “My friend @AbeShinzo and I had an excellent meeting in Manila. We reviewed the ground covered on various aspects of India-Japan ties and discussed ways to deepen cooperation between our economies and people,” Modi tweeted.

2:35 PM: Without giving much details, external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two leaders held a “wide ranging and engaging” discussion on “intensifying” Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries.

2:30 PM: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono last month had said that Tokyo favours the quadrilateral dialogue to further boost strategic partnership among the four countries.

2:25 PM: On his talks with Turnbull, 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.

2:20 PM: In a tweet, Turnbull described the meeting as “productive” and said the discussions focused on increased economic cooperation, security, and counter-terrorism.

2:15 PM: The MEA spokesperson said the two leaders discussed ways to optimise significant potential for further cooperation across a broad range of areas.

2:10 PM: A number of issues including bilateral cooperation in defence and security sphere were discussed in Modi’s meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart.

2:05 PM: “Vietnam’s PM, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc and I held wide ranging deliberations on enhancing India-Vietnam friendship, which can greatly benefit our citizens and region,” Modi tweeted.

2:00 PM: 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.

1:55 PM: China claims sovereignty over all of the South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons. However, several ASEAN member countries including Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei have counter claims.

1:50 PM: India has been supporting freedom of navigation and access to resources in the South China Sea in accordance with principles of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

1:45 PM: 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.

1:40 PM: On his meeting with the Sultan of Brunei, Modi said the “extensive talks” will broaden bilateral ties between the two countries.

1:35 PM: “Glad to have met Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. Our extensive talks will broaden bilateral ties between our nations,” he said in another tweet.

1:30 PM: Kumar said both leaders had fruitful discussions on expanding bilateral partnership, specially in trade and investment, renewable energy, culture and people to people contacts.

1:28 pm: PM Narendra Modi and other leaders at the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila.

1:25 pm: PM Narendra Modi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila.

11:52 am: Vietnam’s PM, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc and I held wide ranging deliberations on enhancing India-Vietnam friendship, which can greatly benefit our citizens and region, PM Modi tweeted.

11:47 am: Wonderful meeting with PM @jacindaardern. We discussed deepening economic and cultural cooperation between India and New Zealand, PM Modi said.

11:42 am: Glad to have met Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. Our extensive talks will broaden bilateral ties between our nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

11:20 am: My friend Abe Shinzo and I had an excellent meeting in Manila, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

11:15 am: We reviewed the ground covered on various aspects of India-Japan ties and discussed ways to deepen cooperation between our economies and people, the Prime Minister said..

11:11 am: Take a look at Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull tweet

11:07 am: Productive meeting this morning in Manila with Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on increased economic cooperation, security, and counter-terrorism on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Tweeted.

11:02 AM: PM Modi also held a bilateral meeting with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei focus of which was expanding cooperation in areas of trade, investment and renewable energy.

10:57 AM: “PM @narendramodi met with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam. Both leaders had fruitful discussions on expanding bilateral partnership, specially in trade and investment, renewable energy, culture and people to people contacts,” Kumar tweeted.

10:53 AM: “Meeting a valued friend and a trusted partner. PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo held a wide ranging and engaging discussion on intensifying special strategic and global partnership between the two countries,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with photographs of the meeting.

10:50 AM: The Modi-Abe meeting came two days 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 “free and open”.

10:47 AM: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono last month had said that Tokyo favours the quadrilateral dialogue to further boost strategic partnership among the four countries.

10:44 AM: The situation in the Indo-Pacific is understood to have figured in the talks between the two leaders apart from several other issues of mutual concern.

10:41 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with a focus on further ramping up the special strategic partnership between the two Asian giants.

10:38 am: 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.

10:36 am: 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.

10:31 am: The meetings took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in the Philippines.

10:29 am: 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.

10:26 am: Officials of India, Australia, the US and Japan had met on Sunday here to give shape to the proposed quadrilateral to pursue their common security interest in the region.

10:23 am: The issue also figured during talks between Modi and US President Donald Trump here yesterday.

10:20 am: “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 optimise significant potential for further cooperation across a broad range of areas,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

10:17 am: A number of issues including bilateral cooperation in defence and security sphere were discussed in Modi’s meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart.

10:14 am: “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,” Kumar said in another tweet.

10:11 am: 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.

10:08 am: China claims sovereignty over all of the South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons. However, several ASEAN member countries including Vietnam, the Philippines and Brunei have counter claims.

10:05 am: PM Narendra Modi has met New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern


10:00 am: There are a lot more in common between India and the US than that between US and China, he said.

9:58 am: “The relationship with Modi is his relationship with Modi. He likes (him). You know he talks about other leaders too.…The way in which he talks about a few other leaders that he just likes and gets along with, Modi is one of them,” he added.

9:54 am: PM Modi and Trump met for the first time in June, but they have spoken on several occasions after Trump was elected as the US President last year.”They just get along,” he said.

9:51 am: “I think, he (Trump) was impressed with Prime Minister Modi and you know I can’t speak too much further than that, but you have a situation where they like each other. The fundamentals of the relationship are set for a kind of a rising tide rising between the two countries,” he said.

9:48 am: Describing the June meeting between Modi and Trump as a “rally big step,” the Principal Deputy Press Secretary said the relationship between the two largest democracies of the world is expanding in a wide range of areas, including regional security issues, trade and economy in addition to areas like terrorism.

9:45 am: “I think it’s moved from security issues now toward economic issues in many ways…trade and energy exports, which have expanded to India in recent months actually, and a lot of regional security issues not just kind of global terrorism. There’s democracy promotion in the area,” he said.

9:43 am: “This among other things also includes helping countries and in that region fighting terrorism. For instance, India is helping Philippines in some of the counter-terrorism issues,” he added.

9:40 am: “So, this relationship has great deal of potential and we are very excited about it,” Shah said.

9:38 am: Engaging with an important friend…PM Narendra Modi meets Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, the PMO tweeted.

9:35 am: Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe held fruitful talks today. Ways to strengthen the Special Strategic and Global Partnership were discussed during the meeting, the PMO tweeted.

9:30 am: The two countries are going to have a “strong relationship and it’s going to get stronger” under this president, he said.

9:27 am: Shah, the highest-ranking Indian-American ever in the White House press wing said that US-India relationship should stand on its own leg and “not be contingent” on any other relationship.

9:24 am: The India-US relationship is going to get stronger and better under the Trump administration in a wide range of areas, including regional security issues, trade and economy, terrorism, a senior White House official has said.

9:21 am: “India is a natural ally of the United States, because of the shared commitment to democracy and to counter terrorism, and because the region is so vital to the US security,” Raj Shah, the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, told a group of Indian reporters.

9:18 am: Shah’s comments came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their second bilateral meeting in Manila on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

9:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines.

9:12 am: Before meeting with Abe, Prime Minister Modi met his Vietnamese counterpart Nguy?n Xuân Phúc here.

9:09 am: Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull.

8:50 AM: Two months after launching India’s first bullet train, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.

8:27 am: ASEAN skies and beyond will soon be dotted with the ASEAN emblem as Air Asia launches today its I❤ASEAN campaign as a tribute to ASEAN50.

8:20 am: PM Narendra Modi paid homage to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:17 am: Advancing cooperation with Australia…PM Narendra Modi held talks with PM Malcolm Turnbull in Manila this morning, the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:14 am:  Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam met Narendra Modi and discussed furthering India-Vietnam partnership in vital sectors including trade and people-to-people ties, the Prime Minister’s Office Tweeted.

8:08 am: PM Narendra Modi has met Vietnam PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.

8:05 am: Bilateral meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Manila.

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