Modi meets Philippines president, chats with Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino and later also held a brief interaction with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nay Pyi Taw: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino and later also held a brief interaction with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Modi, who has been meeting a string of leaders from the Southeast Asia region since he arrived here Tuesday evening, met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the morning.

The talks with the Russian side were held at a formal delegation level and come ahead of his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin later in December.

Modi also addressed the East Asia Summit.

After the summit meeting, Modi had a formal interaction with the Philippines president.

Abe and Modi, who have already met during the summit meeting in Japan in August, shook hands and chatted for a while outside the venue of the EAS.

The photo ops were posted on the PIB Twitter handle.

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