NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will initiate his two-day visit to Singapore starting from November 14. PM Modi will visit the country to attend the East Asia Summit. The summit is basically an influential bloc that has been meant to dig around political, security and trade-related issues in the Asia-Pacific region and to hold discussions over such issues.

As per our news sources, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the announcement of PM Modi’s two-day visit to Singapore that will commence from 14th of this month. Mr Kumar also informed that PM Modi after attending the East Asia Summit will also participate in a number of other events during the visit.

“PM will make an official visit to Singapore to attend the 13th East Asia Summit and associated meetings on November 14th and 15th,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to the country is also scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Summit, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar added.

Since its inception in 2005, the East Asia Summit is a premier forum in the Asia-Pacific region. The East Asia Summit has played a significant role in the strategic, geopolitical and economic evolution of East Asia.

East Asia Summit includes India, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, United States Australia, New Zealand and Russia, apart from the 10 ASEAN member-states.

Besides the East Asia Summit, the annual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit will also be organized in Singapore in the coming week. However, there will be no ASEAN-India summit during the annual congregation of the powerful grouping.

When leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations visited India last year, the ASEAN-India summit took place at that time. The leaders from 10 ASEAN nations visited India to attend the Republic Day celebrations.