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India seeks stronger, strategic partnership with Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, trade, economy and people-to-people ties, as they met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome Sunday

Nov 01, 2021
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, trade, economy and people-to-people ties, as they met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Rome Sunday. 

"Glad to have met President @jokowi earlier today. Discussed existing areas of India-Indonesia cooperation and new spheres where our countries can work together for the benefit of our citizens and the entire planet," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet. The two leaders discussed the comprehensive strategic partnership, including trade, investment and people-to-people ties, Indian officials said. 

"Strong relations with Indonesia is a key part of India's ‘Act East' policy and ‘SAGAR' vision. Ways to improve economic linkages and cultural cooperation figured prominently during the talks," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.  Indonesia is an important country of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

SAGAR is an acronym for Security and Growth for all in the Region in 2015. This vision focuses on cooperative measures for sustainable use of the oceans, and provides a framework for a safe, secure, and stable maritime domain in the region.

 Defence and security cooperation between India and Indonesia - the world's most largest Muslim nation -  has been on an upward trajectory in the last few years, particularly in the maritime domain, PTI news agency said.

 On the sidelines of the G20 summit, Prime Minister Modi interacted with several world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and South Korean President Moon Jae-in among others.
 

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