Modi in Indonesia: The threads that bind
Updated On : 30 May 2018,05:54 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday night, held delegations level talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and took part in kite flying competition held in Jakarta.
This was Modi’s first official visit to Indonesia, which is India’s maritime neighbour. After decades of ignoring each other, it looked like that the two neighbours, which share a traditional bond, are coming together for the betterment of its people.
Indonesia is a Muslim country where a large Indian diaspora lives. Modi also interacted with the people of Indian origin and reminded them about their roots.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo today flew kites as they inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's largest epics Ramayana and Mahabharata at Jakarta's National Monument in Jakarta.
Ramadan Karim! Indonesian President accompanied PM Modi during a visit to Istiqlal Mosque, the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia, in the holy month of Ramadan.
A manifestation of age-old cultural ties of India and Indonesia! PM Modi and Indonesian President at Arjuna Wijaya Chariot statue in the heart of the capital city.
Modi arrived in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday on the first leg of his three-nation tour to East Asia during which he will also travel to Malaysia and Singapore to further boost India's Act East Policy. During the visit, the two countries signed 15 MoUs in the areas of defence, space, health and railways among others.