PM Narendra Modi On 5-Day ASEAN Tour Highlights: "India, Indonesia Proud Of Democratic Ethos," Says PM

Bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment in on PM Narendra Modi's agenda as he visits Indonesia for the first time.

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PM Narendra Modi On 5-Day ASEAN Tour Highlights: 'India, Indonesia Proud Of Democratic Ethos,' Says PM

PM Narendra Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning.

NEW DELHI:  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


May 30, 2018
15:34 (IST)
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
May 30, 2018
15:30 (IST)
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
May 30, 2018
15:29 (IST)
Good governance and maximum governance is what we have emphasised on. The government is continuously working towards it, says PM Modi in Indonesia.
May 30, 2018
15:21 (IST)
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 
May 30, 2018
15:13 (IST)
India is getting so much recognition across the world. Do you walk with more pride now?: PM Modi in Indonesia

May 30, 2018
15:12 (IST)
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." 
 
May 30, 2018
15:00 (IST)
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". 

May 30, 2018
12:17 (IST)
May 30, 2018
12:10 (IST)
India and Indonesia signed 15 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health, among others. 
May 30, 2018
12:01 (IST)
May 30, 2018
12:01 (IST)
May 30, 2018
10:40 (IST)
PM Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the Merdeka Palace this morning. 
May 30, 2018
10:35 (IST)
PM Modi, Indonesian President issue a joint statement. 
May 30, 2018
09:09 (IST)
PM Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning. The meeting is taking place in  Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. 
May 30, 2018
08:47 (IST)
Ministry Of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet shared pictures of PM Modi's visit to the military cemetery. 
May 30, 2018
08:45 (IST)
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. 
May 30, 2018
07:43 (IST)
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. 

May 30, 2018
07:41 (IST)
PM Modi is scheduled to attend wreath laying ceremony at Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery in South Jakarta at 7:45 am IST.

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