Putin stresses cooperation against terrorism in first official meeting with ASEAN leaders

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Singapore Nov 14, 2018, 02.56 PM (IST)

Russian President Vladimir Putin held his first official meeting with ASEAN leaders in Singapore on Wednesday.

This is Putin's first visit to Singapore since former president Dmitry Medvedev made a trip in 2009. The visit also comes as both countries celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Asia-Pacific leaders are meeting heads of Southeast Asian states in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.

US Vice President Mike Pence, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are among those set to join leaders from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for talks.

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Asia-Pacific leaders are meeting heads of Southeast Asian states in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts.