On the eve of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit to celebrate 25 years of India-ASEAN partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had separate bilateral meetings with leaders of three ASEAN nations - Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines in New Delhi.
The PM first met his Vietnamese counterpart and held talks with on issues of mutual interest. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the growth of bilateral relations between the two countries within the framework of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including in the fields of maritime cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defence , oil and gas, trade and investment.
Next, he met the Philipino President and covered a wide range of subjects. The two leaders reviewed the progress in bilateral relations and in the global and regional situation since their meeting in Manila in November 2017.
Myanmar's State Councillor also met the PM later in the evening and held talks and discussions were held on various issues of mutual interest and ways of further strengthening bilateral relations, including follow up on key decisions taken during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Myanmar in September 2017.
- ASEAN members: Thailand, Vietnam,Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, Brunei