NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his three-nation tour on Tuesday 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 pictures 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 live updates of PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia
Ministry Of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet shared pictures of PM Modi’s visit to the military cemetery.
Lest we forget…Paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle! PM @narendramodi laying wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes’ Cemetry and signing the Visitor’s Book. @Kemlu_RIpic.twitter.com/BjfVbDVefN
– Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 30, 2018
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.