ASEAN Summit: PM Modi, Australia PM Turnbull hold bilateral meeting

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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.

Trump's comments came shortly before he took off for the Philippines, the final stop of his five-country Asia trip.

"We've explained that the United States is open for trade but we want reciprocal, we want fair trade for the United States", he said.

"We've made some very big steps with respect to trade, far bigger than anything you know, in addition to about $300 billion in sales to various companies, including China", Trump said, according to a pool report.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, second from right, reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, second from left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines.

The two sides sealed four agreements and agreed to cooperate on counter-terror. The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit. Trump has previously praised Duterte's handling of his nation's drug problems.

Speaking to the media, the Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs, Preeti Saran, said the invitation to Mr. Duterte was extended by Mr. Modi during the bilateral discussions. The leaders also discussed security and counter-terrorism issues.

The plight of the Rohingya has brought outrage from around the world and there have been calls for democracy champion Suu Kyi to be stripped of the Nobel peace prize she won in 1991 because she has not condemned the military's actions.

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