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Prime Minister holds bilateral talks with ASEAN Leaders

A brilliant page in the history of India now is being written when Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets all the 10 ASEAN leaders as the Chief Guests at the Republic Day parade tomorrow.

Ahead of the India-ASEAN commemorative summit, Prime Minister Modi has held bilateral meetings with Sultan of Brunei, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassan-al Bolkiah, with his Thailand counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, and the leaders of three ASEAN nations-Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippints.

Later, in the evening, Prime Minister will meet President of Indonesia Joko Widodo.

Modi will have a separate meeting with Cambodian PM Hun Sen who will stay back for a state visit on January 27.

Maritime cooperation, security, freedom of navigation and respect for international law in the region and fight against terrorism, piracy and other transnational crimes will be the focus in the Summit, according to officials.

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