Confident Visit Will Boost India-Manila Relations: PM Modi
In his departure statement, PM Modi said that he is confident that his visit will “boost India’s bilateral relations with the Philippines and also further strengthen the politico-security, economic and socio-cultural pillars of our engagement with ASEAN.” He said:
During my first visit to the Philippines, I look forward to have a bilateral meeting with Duterte. I will also have interactions with other ASEAN and East Asia Summit Leaders.
Modi is also scheduled to visit the Philippines chapter of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, the world's largest organisation rehabilitating disabled by providing free of cost artificial limbs, calipers and other aids.
The Prime Minister said the visit to the Mahaveer Philippines Foundation in Manila “will demonstrate India's support for its activities in distributing free prosthesis 'Jaipur Foot' among the needy amputees.”
PM Modi Departs for India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way back to India from Manila, Philippines after a successful ASEAN Summit.
The Issue of Connectivity Has Been Given a Lot of Importance: Preeti Saran, MEA
Preeti Saran, Secretary of East, MEA briefed the press today about the activities of the Prime Minister at the ASEAN Summit. She said all the ASEAN leaders graciously accepted the Prime Minister’s invitation to the Republic Day celebrations in India next year.
She also said that a lot of importance was given to the element of connectivity by the Prime Minister and the other ASEAN leaders.
"Time to Unite Against Terrorism": PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for joint efforts to mitigate the menace of terrorism.
Addressing leaders of the ASEAN member states here, Prime Minister Modi said India will continue its support to ASEAN for a rules-based security architecture for the region.
We have suffered due to the menace of terror. The time has come for us to unite and think about mitigating terror.PM Narendra Modi
Stating that 50 years of ASEAN is an occasion of pride, joy and a time to think ahead about its members can achieve, Modi said India places the ASEAN at the core of its 'Act East Policy.'
"Our ties with ASEAN are old and we want to further strengthen cooperation," he said.
Prime Minister Modi also said 1.25 billion people in India were eagerly waiting to receive leaders of the ASEAN at the Republic Day celebrations in January next year.
PM Modi Meets Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at the ASEAN Summit in Manila. The two discussed the intensifying Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries.