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

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

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

Wrapping up his extensive tour of Asia, Trump hailed "tremendous amounts of work" on trade and said nations around the globe have been put on notice that the USA will demand improved trading conditions.

He jointly met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with whom he had a contentious phone call last winter, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who hosted the president in Tokyo earlier in the trip.

Kosuke Takahashi, a longtime Japanese journalist working as the Tokyo correspondent for Jane's Defense Weekly, said Mr. Trump's comments about the need for Tokyo to buy more American weapons and shoot down the next missile North Korea fires over Japan were viewed with skepticism by Mr. Abe's critics.

In Manila for the Asean conference, Trump looked to strengthen ties with Pacific Rim allies, aiming to strike one-on-one trade deals rather than multinational trade agreements, and increase pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.

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"The meetings were already running beyond schedule so, to avoid further delaying the ASEAN-UN Summit, it was decided that SFA (Cayetano) represent the President while he was meeting bilaterally with the other leaders", he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but he said his marathon trip to the region had been a success. "And I'm really proud of that".

Earlier in the day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at the summit, sensitive human rights issues skirted by nearly all the others.

Trump said he planned to make a "major statement" about his trip from the White House later this week, and spoke of the "many good friends" he made during the trip.

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"Terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries", Duterte said, who last month declared victory over Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

On the final leg of the trip, Mr. Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a bloody drug war that has featured extrajudicial killings.

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".

More than 3,900 pushers and users have been killed in the war on drugs that Duterte declared when he took office past year. Trump, by contrast, said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with Duterte.

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