ASEAN Summit: PM Modi holds talks with Japan, Australia and Vietnam counterparts

Cheryl Sanders
November 15, 2017

"We look forward to the East Asia Summit attaining greater salience in years to come".

Addessing the 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) summit on Tuesday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China proposed to advance the construction of an East Asia Economic Community so as to promote regional integration and common development.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet pose for a photo with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India was being transformed at an "unprecedented scale", ANI reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday strongly pitched for putting in place a rules-based regional security architecture, reflecting growing convergence among major players like India, the USA and Japan to have a coherent approach to deal with China's aggressive posturing in the Indo-Pacific region.

"We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism".

Prime Minister Modi also talked about shared values and common destiny between India and ASEAN.

Apart from that, he said other dialogue partners such as India and Australia also wanted to hold their own summits with ASEAN countries in January and April next year. He described ASEAN as a symbol of peace and prosperity.

The Prime Minister said that it was time for the ASEAN nations to jointly address the challenge of terrorism.

"In the ASEAN-US dialogue, North Korea was also discussed the one to de-escalate the tension and they want all parties to result in diplomatic talks and negotiations as a means of resolving the conflict", he said.

The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit. "It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area", Modi said.

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