PM Modi meets Indonesian President and Thailand PM
PM Modi on the sidelines of 35th ASEAN summit and 14th East Asia Summit, met the President of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo and the Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha (Gen (retd)).
Highlights of the meetings: Indonesia President
- The leaders discussed the threat to extremism and terrorism and agreed to work closely. The meeting on terrorism is important for India’s interests in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Also, they discussed on trade, investment and connectivity and Indo-Pacific
- India has asked for greater market access in the region in the fields of pharmaceuticals, agricultural products and automotive.
- The meeting also gains its importance as India and Indonesia are celebrating their 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. The countries are close maritime neighbors having historical and cultural linkages. Also India’s ‘Act East Policy’ is complimented by Indonesia’s ‘Look West’ policy.
Highlights of the meetings: Thailand PM
- The leaders welcomed the 20% increase in the bilateral trade between the countries
- They agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in defence industries sector
- PM Modi discussed ways to enhance connectivity between the two countries in the areas of digital connectivity and physical connectivity.
- India and Thailand are close maritime neighbors. India’s Act East Policy is complimented by the Thailand’s Look West Policy as that of Indonesia.