India, Philippines ink four agreements in various fields, including defence co-operation & agriculture

India, Philippines ink four agreements in various fields, including defence co-operation & agriculture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with the US President Donald Trump and the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Monday.

The meetings took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN and related summits that are underway in the Philippines capital.

Foreign Secretary Dr S.Jaishankar told the Indian media last evening in Manila, Prime Minister Modi and President Trump shared their views on matters of bilateral, regional and global issues for over 45 minutes and emphasized on taking forward the two-way trade and investment relations even further.
The two leaders had detailed interactions with the latest developments in the Korean Peninsula, the Gulf, the Middle East and the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

The issues of proliferation linkages and terrorism also came up for detailed interaction between the two leaders. They discussed at length about the current situation in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Modi highlighted the dispatch of wheat consignments to Afghanistan through the sea route and India’s commitments in improving irrigation, training and the housing needs of Afghan refugees who wish to return back.

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