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Noting that 2022 will mark completion of 30 years of the India-ASEAN partnership, the prime minister said the important milestone will be celebrated as the 'ASEAN-India Friendship Year'.
It was the first time since 2017 that a U.S. president is attending the summit, part of three-day high-level meetings hosted by Brunei, ASEAN's chair this year.
Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations shut out its top general from its meetings.
The prime minister said the focus of his government has been to make India a global manufacturing hub and that efforts are on to make the youngsters job creators.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he was "sure" Donald Trump would not raise human rights concerns when they meet in Manila, after the US President praised his deadly drug war.
It will be the first meeting between the two leaders following a proposal to have a quadrilateral alliance among India, the US, Japan, and Australia.
Duterte said the efforts of poorer countries to rise up the value chain are being undercut by mass migration of skilled workers.
Trump has backed away from a threat to skip the summit with South East Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House now saying he will attend.