Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi attended the opening ceremony of 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on Monday in Manila. The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his wife Honeylet Avancena welcomed the world leaders at ASEAN Summit.
Prime Minister Modi is on a three-day visit to Manila to attend the ASEAN India summit and East Asia Summit on November 14. Terror and Trade related issues will be on top of Modi’s agenda during his visit.During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will participate in special celebrations to mark the anniversary of ASEAN. The Prime Minister will also attend the ASEAN business and investment summit on November 13 and regional comprehensive economic partnership meeting on November 14 in Manila. He will also visit the International Rice Research Institute and the Mahavir Philippines Foundation.Ahead of the summits, Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Duterte, and the Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump.Earlier on Sunday, Modi interacted with world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, at a gala dinner reception hosted by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, ahead of this year’s India-Asean and East Asia Summits.
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