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PM Modi reaches Indonesia on first leg of his 3-nation visit

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Modi says looking forward to meet Indonesian President tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Indonesian capital Jakarta this evening on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. He was given a red carpet welcome at Soekarno Hatta international airport and was received by Minister of trade for Indonesia Enggrtiasto Lukita. This is Mr Modi’s first visit to the country.

In his pre-departure statement, the Prime Minister has exuded confidence that his visit would create greater synergy between the two countries and further elevate the bilateral ties. Mr Modi said, he is looking forward to his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo tomorrow and also to their joint interaction with the India-Indonesia CEOs Forum. Mr Modi will also address the Indian community in Jakarta during his stay.

Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat has said that the Indo Pacific concept is a geopolitical framework that recognises the economic power shift. He also told that India shared similar views with Indonesia. He said, both the countries would engage in maritime and economic development initiatives and also promote cooperation in tourism to improve people to people connection.

After his Indonesia visit, Mr Modi will make a brief halt in Malaysia on Thursday to congratulate the country’s newly elected Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

On Friday, the Prime Minister will be in Singapore. He will hold delegation level talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, and deliver the keynote address at the 17th Shangri La Dialogue, Asia’s security summit.

The focus of his Singapore visit will be on enhancing the India-Singapore partnership in areas of Financial Technology, Skill Development, Urban Planning and Artificial Intelligence.

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