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Modi to attend East Asia Summit in Singapore next week

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will visit next week to attend this year's Summit, the said on Friday.

"The PM will make an official visit to to attend the 13th Summit (EAS)and associated meetings on November 14-15," said at a

"The is also expected to participate in a number of other events, including a keynote address at the Fintech Summit," Kumar said.

The EAS member states comprise 10 Asean nations and Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the US and

According to Tabla, a Singapore-based English newspaper, Modi's topmost agenda will be a summit meeting on the (RCEP) on November 14.

RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between the 10 (Asean) member states and the six countries with which this regional bloc has existing free trade agreements -- Australia, China, India, Japan, and

The RCEP is expected to be concluded by the end of this year as continues to increase its engagement with under its Act East Policy.

on November 14 will also deliver a keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival, the biggest fintech event in the world which is expected to attract over 30,000 people, including influential entrepreneurs, leaders and experts.

will be the largest participant at the event with 400 exhibitors.

will also confer awards to a hackathon between Indian and Singaporean students.

On November 15, Modi will have a breakfast meeting with leaders of the Asean countries.

During the course of his visit, Modi will attend a meeting of the leaders of the quad, comprising India, the US, and Australia, that was revived last year and which seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:40 IST
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