PM Modi reaches Jakarta on first leg of 3-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Jakarta on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
PM Modi will hold a summit with the country's President Joko Widodo tomorrow in Jakarta.
This will be his first official visit to that southeast Asian nation. The two leaders will then inaugurate a kite festival jointly organised by Museum Layang Layang of Jakarta and the Kite Museum of Ahmedabad. Modi will also address a CEOs forum and the Indian community in the southeast Asia's largest nation.
On 31 May, Modi will visit the India-Singapore enterprise and innovation exhibition and will also address a business and community event followed by a roundtable meeting with select top CEOs of Singapore to discuss business and investment opportunities.
On June 1, the prime minister will call on Singapore President Halimah Yacob and hold delegation level talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee (Hsien Loong). Later in the evening, he will deliver the keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue.
On June 2, he will unveil a plaque at Clifford Pier, where Gandhiji's ashes were immersed in sea on March 27, 1948. He would also visit some places of worship that have civilisational linkages with India.
India's Act East Policy, that was introduced by the Modi government, focusses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region.
(with PTI inputs)