As part of India's efforts to boost ties with Southeast Asia under its Act East Policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2.
Prime Minister's official engagements in Jakarta and Singapore include bilateral meetings with the leadership, delegation level talks, meetings with the business and Indian communities, the External Affairs M inistry said in a statement on Monday.
It said Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, three countries of the Asssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) regional bloc, are Strategic Partners of India.
India attaches high importance to its relations with the Asean region and is committed to deepening its relationship with individual Asean member states, within the framework of the government's Act East Policy, the statement said.
The visit would enable the leaders to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
While Indonesia hosts the Asean Secretariat, Singapore is the current Chair of the regional bloc.
Modi will reach Indonesia on May 29 and and hold a summit with the country's President Joko Widodo the next day in Jakarta. This will be his first official visit to that southeast Asian nation.
Source: Business Standard
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