Modi at ASEAN summit: PM meets South Korean President Park Geun-hye

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

Modi with South Korea's President

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Towards an era of growth and friendship…the ASEAN-India Summit taking place in Lao PDR.
8:05 AM – 8 Sep 2016
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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 will also meet 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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Vientiane (Laos): PM Narendra Modi meets President of South Korea Park Geun-hye
9:28 AM – 8 Sep 2016
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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.
PM proposes to enhance the ASEAN-India Fund with an additional grant of US$ 50 mn
8:58 AM – 8 Sep 2016
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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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PM @narendramodi All 3 pillars of our partnership -security, economic & socio-cultural have registered good progress
8:51 AM – 8 Sep 2016
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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!
PM announces hosting Commemorative Summit on “Shared Values, Common Destiny” in 2017
8:10 AM – 8 Sep 2016
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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.”