ASEAN Summit | Want to make India a global manufacturing hub with our youngsters as job creators: PM Modi

MANILA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Monday.

Modi at ASEAN Summit

“The relations between India and the United States are growing. Our relations go beyond. We are working for future interests of Asia and humanity,” Prime Minister Modi said, while addressing the media after the talks.

“It’s an honour to meet you again,” Trump told PM Modi.

The prime minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit during which he will also attend the 12th East Asia meet on Tuesday.

This is the fourth meeting of the two leaders in this year.

Earlier in the day, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his wife Honeylet Avancena on Monday welcomed the world leaders at the opening ceremony of 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila.

Modi visited the global rice research centre in the Philippines and got a briefing from the scientists at the world famous institute which is working towards developing better quality of rice seeds to address issues relating to food scarcity.

A large number of Indian scientists are working in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, an urban locality situated at a distance of around 65 kms from Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

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PM Modi is addressing a business summit in Manila.

► Government of India’s ‘Act East policy’ puts this (ASEAN) region at the centre of our engagement

​► Task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale. We are working day and night towards easy, effective and transparent governance.

► Digital transactions have increased significantly. We are using technology to reach out to people

► Keeping our emphasis on ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’, about 1200 outdated laws have been repealed in the last three years. We have simplified processes to start companies and for other clearances

► Most sectors of the Indian economy are open for foreign investment

► Large sections of India’s population did not have access to banking services. The Jan Dhan Yojana changed that in a matter of months and transformed the lives of millions.

► Want to make India a Global Manufacturing Hub and we want to make our youngsters job creators


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PM Modi visits the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, a long-running humanitarian cooperation programme between India and the Philippines. It was set up by the highly regarded Indian–origin Mayor of Manila Dr. Ramon Bagatsing.


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PM @narendramodi visits International Rice Research Institute in Manila. IRRI has successfully collaborated with Indian Council for Agricultural Research to introduce drought-tolerant, flood-tolerant and salt-tolerant varieties of rice in India.



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PM @narendramodi interacts with 9-year old Carlo Migel Silvano from Bulacan province at Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila. He is one of the thousands in Philippines fitted with the Indian-made ‘Jaipur Foot’ at this Foundation.



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Philippines; inaugurates Resilient Rice Field Laboratory.