Trump said ‘lot of good report coming from India': Jaishankar

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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Monday said that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump lasted for about 45 minutes during which both leaders discussed on a host of issues including terrorism and trade.

Modi and Trump met on the sidelines of the 15th ASEAN-India summit in the Philippines.

Modi and Trump met on the sidelines of the 15th ASEAN-India summit in the Philippines.

"Meeting lasted for about 45 minutes. It started with President Trump saying that there is a lot of good report coming from India, he was talking mainly in economic terms," Jaishankar said while briefing the media in Manila.

"Bilateral was mainly on economic issues, trade and investment was discussed. Thrust of the discussion was how to grow trade & investment..President shared impressions of his Asian visit. Terrorism also came up, particularly in context of the region west of India, all the way till the middle-east," he added.

Earlier on Sunday, Modi arrived in the Philippine capital on a three-day visit to attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summit.

The RCEP, comprising 10-member ASEAN bloc and six other countries - India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand - is engaged in negotiations for a free trade pact.

In his maiden visit to the Philippines as the prime minister, Modi attended a reception by the Indian community and visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Mahavir Philippines Foundation.

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