ASEAN Summit: PM Modi, Trump holds bilateral talks in Manila on defence, security issues

Modi and Trump in Manila
Modi and Trump in Manila, File Photo

Manila, Nov 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  US President Donald Trump today held bilateral talks on the sidelines of ASEAN summit here, during which they discussed wide range of key issues including defence and security to boost further relations between the two countries. 

Hailing the growing ties between the US and India, Modi said ” Our relations go beyond, we are working for future interests of Asia and humanity. I would like to assure you that we will come good on the expectations that the world and US have with India”.

Meanwhile, Trump said “Modi has become a friend of ours. He’s doing a great job. A lot of things were solved and we will continue to work together”.

This is the fourth meeting between the leaders.

Yesterday, Modi and Trump interacted at a gala dinner hosted by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte.

Prior to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and several other leaders from ASEAN’s partner countries attended the opening ceremony at the Cultural Centre.

Wefornews Bureau

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