India, Philippines agree to boost defence ties
Manila: India on Monday signed 4 agreements, together with one to step up cooperation within the defence sector, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte right here to spice up bilateral ties.
Modi, the primary Indian prime minister to go to the Philippines in 36 years, had a really heat and cordial assembly with president Duterte, Secretary East, Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Preeti Saran stated.
She stated the 2 nations signed an settlement to spice up bilateral cooperation in defence and logistics.
The 2 sides additionally signed an settlement on enhancing cooperation in agriculture, small and medium enterprises and Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and the Philippines International Service Institute, Saran stated.
Duterte expressed curiosity in buying quick offshore patrol vessels and welcomed Indian pharmaceutical corporations to put money into his nation to make good high quality and cheaper medication.
He additionally stated Indian infrastructure corporations might discover alternatives in his nation.
Prime Minister Modi expressed curiosity in increasing cooperation with the Philippines within the renewable power sector and welcomed the nation to hitch the Photo voltaic Alliance.
He additionally invited Duterte to go to India to participate within the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN relations which might be celebrated subsequent yr.