Stronger ties: Vietnam’s PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, PM Narendra Modi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, shake hands at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit in Manila . “After a series of productive bilateral and multilateral engagements in Manila, PM @narendramodi heads for home,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Mr. Modi also held wide-ranging talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, covering an entire gamut of bilateral relationship. After their talks, the two countries inked four pacts providing for cooperation in a number of areas, including defence and security. He held wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, with a focus on ramping up the strategic partnership between the two Asian giants.
Source: The Hindu November 14, 2017 17:15 UTC