We are on the same page, Narendra Modi tells Donald Trump

Elias Hubbard
November 17, 2017

PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held a bilateral meet in Manila.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meeting alongside the Asean Summit in Manila on Monday. The meeting comes a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive. "I also assure that India will try its best to fulfil the expectations that the U.S. and the world has from it", PM Modi said in his opening statement for the meeting. "Our relations go beyond, we are working for future interests of Asia and humanity", he said.

While PM Modi said the two leaders discussed about the development of Asia, it is believed a range of issues had could have been discussed including boosting trade ties and cooperation on security-related issues. "Leaders are also expected to express their resolve to work together to reinforce the rules-based global order and multilateralism", the European Council said.

The East Asia Summit is the premier forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Lavishing further praise, the US President said Mr Modi was doing "a fantastic job by bringing lots of factions in India together".

We are on the same page, Narendra Modi tells Donald Trump
We are on the same page, Narendra Modi tells Donald Trump

ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Việt Nam.

"The relations between India and the USA are growing. and I also feel that the relationship between India and the United States is not only for mutual interest".

PM had earlier tweeted that his visit to Manila was about "India's commitment to ASEAN" countries, and had shared images from a dance drama Rama Hari performed at the opening ceremony before the gala dinner on Sunday, November 12, night.

European Council President Donald Tusk arrives in the Philippines to attend the East Asia Summit on November 14, 2017.

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