PM Narendra Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his three-nation tour to boost India's ties with the southeastern nations - Indonesia, Singapore and Malyasia. As he landed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Tuesday evening, he tweeted both in English and Indonesian. "Landed in Jakarta. India and Indonesia are friendly maritime neighbours with deep civilisational links. This visit will further the convergence of our political, economic and strategic interests," PM Modi tweeted.
Sharing pictures of Indian community in Jakarta clicking selfies with him, he thanked them for an "enthusiastic welcome" to Jakarta.
PM Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning. "This is my first visit to Indonesia as Prime Minister. I am looking forward to my discussions with President Widodo on 30 May, as also to our joint interaction with the India-Indonesia CEOs Forum. I will also address the Indian community in Indonesia," PM Modi said ahead of his visit.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's visit to Indonesia
We have provided as much tax relief as possible. Everybody in the world is discussing ease of doing business. We are trying to create a unique system which is not just transparent: PM Modi
In 2014, India voted for a government headed by a person belonging to a poor background. Similarly, the people of Indonesia elected President Joko Widodo who is also from a humble background: PM Modi tells Indian diaspora in Indonesia
Good governance and maximum governance is what we have emphasised on. The government is continuously working towards it, says PM Modi in Indonesia.
Both India and Indonesia are proud of their democratic ethos and their diversity. In 2014 the people of India voted for a government headed by a person belonging to a poor background. Similarly, the people of Indonesia elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo whose background is also humble: PM Modi in Indonesia
India is getting so much recognition across the world. Do you walk with more pride now?: PM Modi in Indonesia
Addressing the Indian community in Indonesia, PM Modi today said, "I've got a lot of respect wherever I have gone. I am extremely happy and proud that you all, with your hard work, have contributed so much towards the development of Indonesia."
PM Modi this afternoon visited the national mosque of Indonesia, Istiqlal Mosque, today with the Indonesian President. "Ramadan Karim!" said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar as he shared PM Modi's picture at "southeast Asia's biggest mosque".
India and Indonesia signed 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health, among others.
PM Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the Merdeka Palace this morning.
PM Modi, Indonesian President issue a joint statement.
PM Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning. The meeting is taking place in Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.
Ministry Of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet shared pictures of PM Modi's visit to the military cemetery.
PM Modi began his Indonesia visit as he laid wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes in Jakarta. Over 7,000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried at the cemetery, news agency PTI reported.
After he is officially welcomed at Istana Merdeka at around 8:30 am, according to his schedule, PM Modi will meet the Indonesia President at around 9 am.
PM Modi is scheduled to attend wreath laying ceremony at Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta at 7:45 am IST.