@Amit Poswal I Sr correspondent
Jakarta: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a tour of Indonesia. Here he met President Joko Vado do at the Mandca Palace in Jakarta. This visit of PM Modi to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore is being considered in the context of countering China in the Indo-Pacific region. This will also boost India’s look east policy. PM Modi gave a hint in a joint statement after meeting Indonesian President Joko Vodado.
PM Modi said that the vision of the two countries is for the development of Indo-Pacific region. The two leaders advocated in their statements a free, open, transparent, peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Indian-Pacific region. The two countries also signed 15 MoUs. Significantly, India is taking several steps strategically to stop the rise of Chinese domination in the Indian-Pacific region. The ASEAN countries also want India to play an active role in this area and counter China.
Journey to the commemoration of martyrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the first visit of Indonesia by paying homage to the martyrs. After this, PM Modi shared a joint statement with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, which raised the issue of terrorism. Along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke about the Security and Growth for All and Act East Policy. The act of East Policy was launched in the Modi government, which is meant to give importance to relations with Asian countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep condolence for those who lost their lives in recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia. India strongly condemns such attacks. In this difficult time, India stands firmly with Indonesia. Such tragic events convey that there is a need to further accelerate the efforts made at the world level to fight against terrorism. The two countries have a similar attitude towards the Indo-Pacific region, added Modi.
Simultaneously, the PM also pledged to double the efforts to increase trade between the two countries. PM Modi said, our concerns in the form of marine neighbors are the same. It is our duty to ensure the safety of sea routes. It is also important to protect economic interests of both the countries. India and Indonesia will double the efforts to take bilateral trade to $ 50 billion by 2025.