1. Narendra Modi in Philippines LIVE: PM meets US President Donald Trump ahead of bilateral talks on Monday

Narendra Modi in Philippines LIVE: PM meets US President Donald Trump ahead of bilateral talks on Monday

Narendra Modi in Philippines LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached Philippines capital Manila where he is scheduled to attend ASEAN-India and East Asia summits along with other world leaders.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2017 9:15 PM
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Narendra Modi in Philippines LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached Philippines capital Manila where he is scheduled to attend  ASEAN-India and East Asia summits along with other world leaders.  During the ASEAN summit issues like North Korea’s nuclear missile tests and China’s  military interference in the disputed South China are expected to come up for discussion, PTI said. He is also scheduled to meet a number of world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev, the agency added.

9:05 PM: Narendra Modi was seen chit-chatting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the reception for the leaders who have arrived here for the 31st ASEAN summit and related meetings.

8:45 PM: There have been concerns over China’s growing military presence in the Indo-Pacific and the issue was understood to have figured in a meeting of officials from India, the US, Japan and Australia today under the proposed Quadrilateral coalition of the four countries, PTI said.

8:30 PM: Leaders of the 10-member ASEAN, China, Russia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand arrived for a glitzy gala dinner where they were entertained by singers and dancers, Reuters said.

8:20 PM: “The South China Sea is better left untouched, nobody can afford to go to war. It can ill-afford a violent confrontation,” Reuters quoted him as saying further.

8:10 PM: “We have to be friends, the other hotheads would like us to confront China and the rest of the world on so many issues,” Duterte said as per Reuters.

7:55 PM: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue, agency reported.

7:45 PM: Manila hosted the APEC summit two years ago. At that meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a Twitter poll with the hashtag #APEChottie that asked people to vote for the most attractive leader there, Reuters report said.

7:35 PM:  On Tuesday, Modi will attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits where he is likely to reassert India’s push for crafting a global approach to deal with growing challenge of terrorism and radicalisation besides pitching for steps to boost regional trade, PTI added.

7:25 PM: “PM @narendramodi had a warm and cordial conversation with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Gala Dinner,” MEA
spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

7:15 PM: On Tuesday, Modi will attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits where he is likely to reassert India’s push for crafting a global approach to deal with growing challenge of terrorism and radicalisation besides pitching for steps to boost regional trade, the agency added.

7:05 pm: The menu of the gala dinner featured various Filipino cuisines including Filipino steak sushi, PTI said.

6:55 PM: The prime minister as well as all other leaders wore Barong Tagalong, an embroidered shirt which is the national dress of the Philippines. Renowned Filipino designer Albert Andrada has designed the shirts, PTI said.

6:43 PM: Hong Kong signed a free-trade pact and an investment deal with the ASEAN in agreents that it says are a vote against protectionism elsewhere, AP reported.

6:33 PM: PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe tomorrow. issues related to security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region may figure in meetings, reports PTI.

6:20 PM: This is PM Narendra Modi’s first visit to Philippines.

6:14 PM: Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke separately about the territorial rifts ahead of an annual summit of
Southeast Asian nations, AP reported.

6:06 PM: “If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know… I am a very good mediator,” Dold Trump told Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang during today, as per news agency.

6:04 PM: US President Donald Trump has told his Vietnamese counterpart that he is ready to help resolve the dispute in South China Sea, AFP said.

6:00 PM: PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to hold a bilateral meeting tomorrow at 1 pm.

5:53 PM:

5:50 PM: On the sidelines of the main events, Prime Minister Modi is likely to have a series of bilateral meetings with a number of leaders including US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev.

5:45 PM: Prime Minister Modi meets Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Manila ahead of summit.

5:35 PM: PM Modi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Malaysian PM Najib Razak.

5:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

5:15 PM: PM Narendra Modi meets Donald Trump in Manila. Shakes hands with the US president.

5:02 PM: Officials also exchanged views on addressing common challenges of terrorism and proliferation linkages, ANI added.

4:44 PM: As per ANI, discussions focused on cooperation based on values for promotion of peace, prosperity and stability in an increasingly inter-connected region that they share with each other and other partners.

4:26 PM: Officials from Ministry of External Affairs, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and US’ Department of State met in Manila for discussion on issues of common interest in the Indo-Pacific region, reports ANI.

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