New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a five day three-nation tour to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to consolidate India's ties with three important strategic partners in the Southeast Asia region. He is to attend a wide range of programmes including talks with world leaders, interactions with students and top CEOs.
He reached Jakarta on Tuesday evening.
During the visits to Indonesia and Singapore, he is expected to clinch agreements in defence and space. PM Modi will hold a bilateral summit with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on May 30. He will also address members of the Indian community in Indonesia. On June 1, PM Modi will call on Singapore President Halimah Yacob and then hold a summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's Visit:
"I thank Indonesia's Indian community for the enthusiastic welcome Jakarta," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
PM Narendra will also meet Singapore President Halimah Yacob and hold delegation level talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. On June 2, he will unveil a plaque at Clifford Pier, where Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in sea on March 27, 1948. He would also visit some places of worship that have civilisational linkages with India.
PM Narendra Modi said, on May 31, on his way to Singapore, he will make a brief halt in Malaysia to congratulate the new Malaysian leadership and looks forward to meet Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
PM Narendra Modi, who is in Jakarta on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, will meet President Joko Widodo tomorrow and discuss bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment.
The prime minister's official engagements in Jakarta and Singapore include bilateral meetings with the leadership of the two countries, delegation level talks, and meetings with the business and Indian communities.
Members of the Indian community wait outside the Ritz Carlton in Jakarta to greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi