Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s press statement during the state visit of President of Indonesia to India on 12 Dec, 2016

  • I am honoured to welcome President Joko Widodo , on his first State Visit to India.
  • As the world’s most populous Muslim nation Indonesia stands for democracy, diversity, pluralism, and social harmony.
  • Our nations and societies have nurtured strong bonds of commerce and culture throughout our history.
  • We live in a geography that is at the centre of rapid political, economic and strategic changes currently underway in the world.
  • Indonesia is one of India’s most valued partners in our Act East Policy. It is the largest economy in South East Asia.
  • We also face common concerns and challenges. My extensive conversation with President today focused on the full range of our cooperation.
  • As two important maritime nations that are also neighbours, we agreed to cooperate to ensure the safety and security of the sea lanes, in disaster response and environmental protection.
  • Our partnership will also extend to combating terrorism, organized crime, drugs and human trafficking.
  • President and I also agreed to build a strong economic and development partnership that strengthens the flow of ideas, trade, capital and people between our two countries.
  • We also agreed that early implementation of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in Services & Investment, and finalization of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would be important steps in this regard. We also underscored the importance of deepening our two decades old valuable cooperation in the field of Space.
  • Ties of history and strong cultural links between our societies are our shared heritage.
  • The importance of improving direct connectivity and people to people contacts is well-known. And, in this respect we welcome Garuda Indonesia’s decision to commence direct flights to Mumbai.
  • I thank once again for your visit. I share with you the strong intent to take our bilateral engagement to a new level. And, I am confident that our discussions and the agreements that we have signed today, will help shape an action agenda and add new direction and intensity to our Strategic engagement.