"Two democracies and a defining partnership of our era! PM meets President Obama," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted with pictures of the two leaders. The meeting was "extremely warm and cordial", Swarup said after the meeting.
The sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi also invited President Obama to visit India after he demits office. President Obama said he and his wife Michelle were yet to see the Taj Mahal.



The two last met when PM Modi visited Washington in June. The second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue was held in New Delhi last month. This could be their last meeting as leaders of the two countries with President Obama's second term as US President coming to an end in November.

They met for the first time at the White House in September 2014 when PM Modi travelled to Washington DC at the invitation of President Obama.
PM Modi had also exchanged views with President Obama on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China's Hangzhou on Sunday, with the US president praising the 'bold policy' move on GST reform in a 'difficult' global economic scenario.

Also on Thursday, he met Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. Earlier on Thursday, PM Modi addressed both the India-ASEAN and the East Asia Summits.

Here are the highlights of his speech at the East Asia Summit:

1:19 pm: India supports freedom of navigation,over flight,and unimpeded commerce,based on principles of international law: PM Modi.

1:16 pm: Sea lanes of communication passing through South China Sea are main arteries of global merchandise trade: PM Modi.

1:14 pm: This export is reducing space for peace & increasing space for violence. And, putting at risk peace & prosperity of all: PM Modi.

1:11 pm: There is one country in our neighbourhood whose competitive advantage rests solely in producing & exporting terrorism: PM Modi.

1:10 pm: Our strongest action should be reserved for those state actors who employ terrorism as an instrument of State Policy: PM.

1:08 pm: We need to target not only the terrorists but also their entire supporting ecosystem: PM Modi.

1:07 pm:Terrorism is most serious challenge to open & pluralistic societies. Combating it requires collective effort: PM.

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1:06 pm: We expect that ASEAN will continue to lead & remain central to efforts aimed at greater regional integration & co-op: PM.

1:05 pm: Competing geo-politics, traditional & non-traditional challenges threaten peace, stability & prosperity of region: PM Modi.

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1:03 pm: PM Narendra Modi begins remarks at 11th East Asia Summit, appreciates Laos for excellent summit arrangements.

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