Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday expressed confidence that his visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore beginning will help to boost India’s Act East Policy.
“I am confident that my visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will provide a further boost to our Act East Policy and enhance our relations and engagements with all the three countries,” said said in an official statement.
“I will be visiting Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore on 29 May – 2 June 2018. India has a robust strategic partnership with all the three countries,” Modi added.
On 29 May, the PM will be in Jakarta on the invitation of Indonesian Presiden Joko Widodo.
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,” Modi said.
India and Indonesia enjoy strong and friendly ties and share deep historical and civilizational linkages.
Both countries are multi ethnic, multi religious, plural and open societies. I am confident that my visit to Indonesia will create greater synergy between Asia’s two largest democracies and further elevate our bilateral ties.
The prime minister will make a brief halt in Malaysia to congratulate the new Malaysian leadership.
In Singapore I will be focusing on enhancing India-Singapore partnership in areas of Fintech, skill development, urban planning and artificial intelligence, he said.
On 31 May, Modi will visit the India-Singapore enterprise and innovation exhibition.
“I 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,” Modi said.