India and Indonesia have decided to double their efforts to take bilateral trade to USD 50 billion by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after holding bilateral talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo this morning in Jakarta. The Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to Indonesia as a part of his 3-nation tour to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
“India-ASEAN partnership can become a guarantee of peace not only in Indo-Pacific region but also beyond it,” PM Modi said addressing a joint presser with Mr. Widodo.
18 documents were signed between the two countries in the spheres including defence and pharma cooperation.
Referring to recent suicide attacks on churches in Indonesia, Modi condemns the terror strikes and assured that India stands resolutely with Indonesia in its fight against terror.
Prime Minister Modi, who arrived here last evening on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, was accorded a red carpet welcome on his arrival at the Merdeka palace, one of the presidential palaces in Indonesia.
Modi and Widodo discussed bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment. The two leaders will also attend a CEO Business Forum organised by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and the Industry, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi laid a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes’ Cemetery in Jakarta.
“Paid tributes at the iconic Kalibata Heroes Cemetery in Jakarta,” Modi tweeted in both Indonesian and English along with his pictures.
Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened in November 1954 when the first burial took place. More than 7,000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried at the cemetery.
(With inputs from PTI)