Narendra Modi Meets PMs of Australia, Vietnam


Narendra Modi Meets PMs of Australia, Vietnam

Seen next to Trump are U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C). Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippines Sunday and met with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who sang a love song for his American counterpart. The two men also shared a laugh in the meeting when Duterte called reporters "spies", the Associated Press reports.

PM Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Manila since Indira Gandhi.

A joint statement after the meeting said the two sides "underscored that human rights and the dignity of human life are essential, and agreed to continue mainstreaming the human rights agenda in their national programs".

His administration has said that those carrying out the killings have been acting in self defense, but many have condemned the extrajudicial slayings as a major human rights violation.

President Donald Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend a pair of worldwide summits and close his five-country tour of Asia.

"The president was receptive to my comments and it was throughout a very cordial and positive exchange", Trudeau told a news conference.

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.

Early on Monday, about 1,000 protesters clashed with riot police as they tried to reach the convention centre where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings were held.