Prime Minister Trudeau arrives in Philippines for Southeast Asian summit


Special Celebrations of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders' Meeting and ASEAN Business and Investment Summit will also be an engagement during his visit.

Modi is expected to meet many other leaders attending the two summits.

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi landed in Manila for his three-day visit to Philippines. It also provided Emergency Response Units such as Search, Rescue, and Retrieval Units (SRR) and Ambu-Medic Units to provide rescue and health support to delegates and all deployed forces.

The combined GDP has been estimated at over 3.8 trillion dollars.

He praised India as a sovereign democracy with a population of over 1 billion as well as the largest democracy in the world. "This is the first time there will be leaders meeting along with East Asia and ASEAN summit and the idea behind that is to give a push to the negotiations", he said.

When arrived in Manila, President Widodo is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting on Sunday afternoon with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"The AFP has always been planning and preparing for contingency measures to address any worse case scenarios during the ASEAN Meetings".

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Riot police used water canon to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the USA embassy in Manila on Sunday, just a few hours before the arrival of President Donald Trump in the Philippines for a regional summit and the last leg of his Asia tour.

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono had indicated last month that a formal proposal for quadrilateral alliance would be made on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

In their meeting, Modi and Trump are likely to discuss a host of key issues of mutual interest including the security scenario in the region.

The summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries in Vietnam put on show the contrasting vision of the "America First" policy with the traditional consensus favouring multinational deals that China now seeks to champion.

India has expressed its willingness by stating that it is open to working with like-minded countries on issues that advance its interests.

"If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know", Trump said at a meeting with Vietnam's president, Tran Dai Quang. U.S. had said it was looking at a "working-level" quadrilateral meeting in the near term with India, Japan and Australia.

The first two ASEAN leaders who arrived Saturday via Clark International Airport were Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.