I invite you all for the 'Kumbh Mela', says PM Modi in his address to Indians in Jakarta

WION Web Team
Jakarta, Indonesia Published: May 30, 2018, 08:17 AM(IST)

PM Modi in Indonesia. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Indian prime minister will be addressing the Indian community in Indonesia later in the day 

5:00 pm: Here are the top quotes from PM Modi's address to the Indian community 

1: We are making arrangements of free of cost visa for Indonesian citizens for travel of up to 30 days

2: Many of you may never have been to India. I invite you all to come to India for the Kumbh in Prayag next year

3: Not only do the names of our nations rhyme but also there is a distinct rhythm in the India-Indonesia friendship.

4: Both India and Indonesia have a sensitive outlook when it comes to helping those in need. We do not see the colour of anyone’s passport, we help our fellow humans who require any assistance.

5: We have gone a step ahead of ‘Ease of Doing Business.’ Our focus is ‘Ease of Living.’ Our processes are transparent and sensitive.

6: We in India are creating systems that are corruption free and development friendly.

7: Vibrant people to people relations boost bilateral ties between India and Indonesia.

8: Our first priority as a government is to make the country corruption free, citizen-centric and development-friendly

9: Both India & Indonesia are proud of their democratic ethos and their diversity. In 2014 people of India voted for a Government headed by a person belonging to a poor background. Similarly, the people of Indonesia elected President Joko Widodo whose background is also humble

10: You are equally committed to your roots in India as you are to Indonesia, many of you are Indonesians but India is there in your hearts

2: 22 pm: In a light-hearted moment, PM Modi and Indonesian President Widodo took to kite flying in Jakarta. The prime minister also visited a mosque in the city. 

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10:45 am: India aims to take bilateral trade with Indonesia to $50 billion, PM Modi asserted.

10:43 am: "We stand with Indonesia during tough times, he said. "We share similar views on terrorism," the Indian prime minister added.

10:40 am: India stands with Indonesia, the Indian prime minister said, adding his visit was aimed at strengthing ties between the two nations.

10:39 am: "I thank Indonesia for the warm welcome," PM Modi said with President Widodo by his side.

10:34 am: India, Indonesia signed key agreements and signed several MoUs, the joint statement said.

10:31 am: PM Modi and Indonesian President Widodo issued a joint statement at the presidential palace.    

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8:57 am: PM Modi later interacted with Indonesian officials as part of the welcoming ceremony at Istana Merdeka Palace.

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8:40 am: After paying tributes at the war cemetery, PM Modi was received at the presidential palace where he was officially welcomed during a ceremony attended by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. After taking salute, PM Modi interacted with kids waving the Indian flag.

8:07 am: PM Modi kicked off his engagement in Jakarta today by visiting the Kalibata national heroes' war cemetery. This is prime minister Modi's first official trip to the country.

The Indian prime minister will be addressing the Indian community in Indonesia later in the day. The prime minister will also take part in delegation-level talks.

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