India-Indonesia sign three key agreements
Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo held wide ranging discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
President Widodo is accompanied by a high-level delegation including several cabinet ministers, senior officials and a 22 member business delegation. India and Indonesia signed three agreements in fields of sports, stopping illegal fishing and standardisation.
Both countries have agreed to cooperate in maritime security to ensure the safety of sea.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed confidence that the discussions & the agreements will help shape an action agenda and add new intensity to Strategic engagement.
PM Modi said that defence cooperation, combating terrorism, organised crime & human trafficking are high on agenda.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that discussions centered on deepening trade ties between both countries.
Earlier today, Indonesian President was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the visiting dignitary at the President’s House.
The Indonesian President’s 2 day visit is the first since former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s trip to India in 2011.
He also visited Rajghat and offered respects at memorial of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Ahead of his state visit, President Widodo had said he sees closer cooperation between Indonesia and India in defence, security and anti-terrorism fields. The Indonesian President had also said Indonesia is also willing to consider a bilateral trade pact with India.