Vientiane (Laos), Sep 8, 2016: In an objective of encouraging co-operation in political, security, economic, counter-terrorism and non-proliferation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith, ahead of the 14th India-Asean and 11th East Asia Summit.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted:
Taking forward a valued p'ship.
Day 2 in Vientiane begins w/meeting the host, PM of Lao PDR HE Thongloun Sisoulith pic.twitter.com/oHgS9vdzBu
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) September 8, 2016
Modi is also scheduled to have meetings with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar, and US President Barack Obama later in the day.
On Wednesday, he met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe soon after his arrival here.
The India-Asean Summit on Thursday will be attended by leaders of 10 southeast Asian nations – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
The East Asia Summit later in the day will be attended by leaders of the 10 Asean nations and those of India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Russia.