Elmau (Germany). Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the G-7 summit here on Monday during which the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues, including strengthening trade and cultural ties. During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed the current presidency of Indonesia in the G20 and the upcoming presidency of India. In a tweet, the Prime Minister’s Office said, “There was a fruitful meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Joko.
The talks between the two leaders will strengthen the overall strategic partnership between India and Indonesia. The two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen connectivity and business ties. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “Promoting the India-Indonesia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indonesian President Joko in Germany.
Discussion on bilateral cooperation in trade and investment
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the two leaders discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation, especially in trade and investment. There were also talks between the two leaders regarding the current presidency of Indonesia in the G-20 and the upcoming presidency of India. The ministry said in a statement that the two leaders also exchanged views on global and regional issues of mutual interest. Modi is attending the G-7 summit at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Indonesia is India’s second largest partner in ASEAN
Apart from India, Germany, the host of the G-7 summit, has invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa as guests. Indonesia is a major economic partner of India in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is the second largest trading destination for India in the ASEAN region with bilateral trade of around $20 billion in 2019-20.
Tags: G-7 Summit, Germany, Indonesia, Narendra modi
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2022, 23:22 IST