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PM returns after attending ASEAN, EAS in Manila

New Delhi, Nov 14 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned on Tuesday night from his three-day visit to the Philippines where he attended the 31st Asean Summit and the East Asia Summit, giving further push to India’s Act East policy.

During the visit, the Prime Minister also had several bilateral meetings, including one with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Summits.

Besides, he had talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and Chinese premier Li Keqiang, and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull among others.

Speaking at various fora at the Summit, the Prime Minister expressed India’s commitment to work with all South-East Asian countries for political stability, security and economic prosperity in the region.

He called for "rule-based regional security architecture" in the ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific region.

One more important development that took place during Mr Modi’s visit was that India came together with the United States, Australia and Japan to create a Quadrilateral architecture - essentially aimed at countering China's growing influence both in the Indo-Pacific region and also globally.

Mr Modi also sought to build up pressure on both Pakistan and China by insisting that North Korea's proliferation links ought to be investigated and the parties who supported such "unlawful programmes" be made accountable.

He said his government's 'Act East Policy' was essentially guided by the commitment to lay special focus on the ASEAN region.

The Prime Minister also gave a call to all ASEAN members to put up a united fight to terror.

The 12th East Asia Summit adopted Declaration on Anti-Money Laundering and on countering terror finance.
The Summit also issued a statement on Cooperation in Poverty Alleviation.

It also pledged to speak with "one voice" against the use of chemical weapons and reaffirmed the commitment to the principles of "destruction of chemical weapons and non-proliferation of chemical weapons".

Prime Minister Modi also invited all 10 heads of nations of ASEAN to come for ASEAN Commemorative Summit on January 25 in New Delhi and also to attend next year's Republic Day celebrations at the Rajpath on January 26, as special guests.

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