ASEAN Summit: PM Modi, Australia PM Turnbull hold bilateral meeting

"Human rights briefly came up in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs", Sanders said.

U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but he said his marathon trip to the region had been a success.

A communications official with the Duterte administration said the Philippines president and Trump "really hit it off".

Duterte, 72, emerged from one of the bilateral meetings late Monday and told reporters he was "a bit" exhausted from day-long engagements. He did not elaborate. The Indian Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit.

The Philippines president surprised his guests at an ASEAN summit gala dinner when he broke out in song, which Rodrigo Duterte joked he sang "upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States".

"The president was receptive to my comments and it was throughout a very cordial and positive exchange", Trudeau told a news conference.

Duterte has been embroiled in controversies ever since he took the Philippines' presidential seat in June past year.

Trump is slated to meet several times with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay).

"Both sides committed to enhance their counterterrorism cooperation through conducting additional exercises, increasing information sharing, and addressing the drivers of conflict and extremism", the joint statement said.

On the ground, military operations continue to clear buildings for stragglers.

Early on Monday, about 1,000 protesters clashed with riot police as they tried to reach the convention centre where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings were held.

Vanessa Coleman

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