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

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

A Philippines government spokesman later said human rights were not raised but White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the topic was mentioned briefly.

The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit. The participating members of the 12th East Asia Summit are Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

Trump was supposed to join hands with Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan, and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, but instead ended up cradling Nguyen's hand with both of his - breaking the line in two.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had made clear during his trip to Asia that the United States was open to trading with other countries, but only if conditions were fair for his country. "And the ASEAN conference has been handled beautifully by the president in the Philippines". "Thank you", Trump said after his bilateral meeting with Duterte.

More than 3,900 people have been killed in a war on drugs that Mr Duterte declared when he took office a year ago. But Trump's rapport with Duterte comes during a time when Duterte is being criticized around the world for approving extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs.

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono last month had said that Tokyo favours the quadrilateral dialogue to further boost strategic partnership among the four countries.

Trudeau said he also met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and raised the plight of Rohingya refugees, although he did not mention the Muslim minority by name.

Over 600,000 Rohingya have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh since military clearance operations were launched in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on August 25.

However, in keeping with ASEAN's principle of non-interference in each others' internal affairs, it appeared to have been put aside at the summit, which brought Southeast Asian nations together with the United States, Japan, China, India, Australia and Canada.