Explore Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Indonesia for the ASEAN-India Summit and East Asia Summit. Discover the strengthening of ties and regional cooperation in this significant diplomatic event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gearing up for a two-day visit to Indonesia, where he will participate in the 20th ASEAN-India Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) from September 6-7. The External Affairs Ministry has shared details of this significant visit.
Invitation from Indonesian President
PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia comes at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesia, currently chairing ASEAN, will host these vital summits.
Strengthening ASEAN-India Ties
The forthcoming ASEAN-India Summit marks a milestone as it’s the first since India and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) elevated their relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2022. During this summit, the progress of India-ASEAN relations will be assessed, and a roadmap for future cooperation will be outlined.
East Asia Summit
The East Asia Summit serves as a platform for leaders from ASEAN countries and eight dialogue partners, including India, to discuss regional and global issues of significance.
ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Meeting
Prior to the visit, ASEAN-India Economic Ministers convened in Indonesia in August. Their primary focus was a timely review of the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA), initially signed in 2009.