Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held "very expansive" talks with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit or the Association of South-East Asian Nations. During the meeting, the two leaders carried out a "broad review" of the strategic landscape in Asia, signalling deeper cooperation by the two countries in dealing with sensitive security issues confronting the region. Today Narendra Modi is expected to meet the Prime Ministers of Japan and Australia, the two countries along with India and US forming a strategic quadrilateral partnership. He is also expected to meet with the leaders of Vietnam and New Zealand, and the Sultan of Brunei before attending the 12h East Asia summit.
PM Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Manila since Indira Gandhi. He started his three-day Manila visit on Sunday to attend the ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summits.