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Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama at ASEAN Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief interaction on Wednesday night with Barack Obama during which the US President called him a “man of action”.

US President Brack Obama called Narendra Modi a “man of action”. “Prez Obama greets PM @narendramodi at Gala dinner – ‘You are a man of action!,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted after the dinner.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein along with other head of states pose during the East Asia Summit family photo at the Myanmar International Convention Center, Wednesday, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) seen at the back as US President Barack Obama and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang gesture as they walk after posing for a group photo with leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related summits ahead of a gala dinner at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Mayanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the Asean summit here during his maiden trip to Southeast Asia. (Source: PTI)

Suu Kyi called on Modi at 6 pm local time at the Park Royal Hotel, where the Indian delegation is staying. This was Modi’s first meeting with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. During the course of the meeting, Suu Kyi, who has studied in India, said that she considered the country to be her “second home”. (Source: PTI)

The meeting comes at a time when Myanmar is in the middle of a national debate on whether to allow Suu Kyi to contest the 2015 parliamentary elections, from which she is barred due to a provision in the Constitution. (Source: PTI)

Suu Kyi had last visited the country in November 2012. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with President of Korea, Park Geun-Hye during a meeting at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (L) during the 12th India-ASEAN Summit at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (L) during the 12th India-ASEAN Summit at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong during a meeting at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) being welcome by Myanmar President Thein Sein and his wife Khin Khin Win at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related summits at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Wednesday. PTI

Myanmar President Thein Sein, center and his wife Khin Khin Win, right pose for a picture with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left during Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related summits at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014. (Source: AP)