East Asia Summit: Modi makes dig at Pak again, meets US President Obama on sidelines

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Laos to attend the 14th ASEAN-India and the 11th East Asia Summit.

Modi and Obama at EAS

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Towards an era of growth and friendship…the ASEAN-India Summit taking place in Lao PDR.
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On Thursday, Modi will hold several bilateral parleys including a meeting with US President Barack Obama of the on the sidelines of the summit. Regional and multilateral issues are likely to be discussed by the two leaders.

Modi already met and held talks with host-nation premier Thongloun Sisoulith, South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

The PM held extensive bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday. India and Japan pledged to further strengthen cooperation in the area of counter terrorism, trade and investments.

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13:20 PM
After ASEAN, PM Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the East Asia Summit.

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13:19 PM
PM closes his remarks saying, “India will remain steadfast in shared pursuit of regional, strategic political and economic priorities within the EAS framework.”

13:14 PM
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Natural disasters:A prime concern
PM announces India’s initiatives to help devise coordinated approaches & responses
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PM Modi: “India is committed to supporting realisation of RCEP.

India can also play important role in APEC for deepening ongoing eco-integration in the region.

EAS is adopting a statement on non-proliferation. India is committed to strengthening its objectives. This underlines commonalities in approaches.”

We remain committed, including through membership of export control regimes and to pursuing total and verifiable elimination of weapons of mass destruction.”

13:11 PM
Modi outlines India’s position on the South China Sea issue.

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PM @narendramodi outlines India’s principled position on the South China Sea
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He also says: “We can share expertise & build partnerships for protection of marine resources, prevent environment degradation and tap blue economy. Have to be mindful of common security challenges. ”

PM announces that India will organise the second EAS Conference on maritime security & cooperation later this year for this.

13:05 PM
PM Modi: “There’s one country in our neighbourhood whose competitive advantage rests solely in producing and exporting terrorism. This export is reducing space for peace and increasing space for violence and putting at risk peace and prosperity of all.”

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PM:Terrorism is most serious challenge to open & pluralistic societies.Combating it requires collective effort
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13:03 PM
PM Modi addresses East Asia Summit and begins by appreciating Laos for its excellent summit arrangements.

He says: “Competing geo-politics, traditional and non-traditional challenges threaten peace, stability and prosperity of region. We expect that ASEAN will continue to lead and remain central to efforts aimed at greater regional integration and cooperation.”

10:08 AM
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Vientiane (Laos): PM Narendra Modi meets Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi
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09:30 AM
PM Modi holds bilateral talks with his Laotian counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith and discusses regional developments including the South China Sea issue. The two sides shared the same perspective on South China Sea, a foreign ministry spokesperson said.

09:01 AM
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Vientiane (Laos): PM Narendra Modi meets President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
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09:00 AM
Modi invites ASEAN as Guest of Honour for the International Buddhist Conclave in October. He concludes remarks saying, “India is willing to march with ASEAN to fulfil promise and potential of our strategic engagement.”

08:56 AM
PM Modi proposes Joint Task Force on connectivity to work on extension of India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

08:56 AM
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S&T coop’n a crucial element of developmental engagement.
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Modi also offers to hold India-ASEAN Youth Summit.

To document civilisational ties, Modi proposes commissioning project for mapping Indian inscriptions along Mekong river.

08:55 AM
“Seamless digital connectivity between India and Southeast Asia is a shared objective. India committed to Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity.”

08:54 AM
Modi: “We are willing to take concrete steps to enhance cooperation in cyber security, de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism.”

08:53 AM
PM responds to remarks by the 10 ASEAN partners and thanks them for sharing their views on nature, direction and priorities of engagement.

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Calling securing seas a shared responsibility, PM Modi says, “Sea lanes are life lines of global trade. India supports freedom of navigation based on ÚNCLOS.”

08:21 AM
“In face of growing traditional and non-traditional challenges, political security co-op is a key emergent pillar of our relationship.”

08:20 AM
Modi says, “ASEAN India Plan of Action (2016-20) has served us well 54 activities have already been implemented.”

The PM announces hosting Commemorative Summit on “Shared Values, Common Destiny” in 2017.

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Celebrating togetherness!
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08:19 AM
“Enhancing connectivity central to India’s partnership with ASEAN. The export of terror, growing radicalisation and spread of extreme violence are common security threats to our societies. The substance of our strategic partnership covers economic, security, socio-culture.”

08:17 AM
PM Modi begins his address at ASEAN summit: “This is My third summit and I’m delighted to renew close bonds of friendship with ASEAN. ASEAN is central to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy. Our engagement is driven by common priorities, bringing peace, stability and prosperity to region.”

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