PM Modi hopes to boost Act East policy ahead of five-day South-East Asia visit

PM Modi who will be visiting Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore said he was confident his visit will create greater synergy with Indonesia and further elevate bilateral ties.

Ahead of his five-day three-nation tour of Southeast Asia starting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed the hope that the visit will further boost India’s Act East policy. In a pre-departure statement, Modi said that he will reach Jakarta on May 29 on the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, in his first visit to Indonesia as Prime Minister.

“I am looking forward to my discussions with President Widodo on May 30 as also to our joint interaction with the India-Indonesia CEOs Forum.”

On June 1st, PM Modi will be addressing the Shangri-La Dialogue, this is the first time an Indian prime minister will be addressing the gathering.

“I will also address a business and community event followed by a roundtable meeting with select top CEOs of Singapore to discuss business and investment opportunities,” the prime minister added.

Modi said that in Singapore he will be focusing on enhancing India-Singapore partnership in areas of fintech, skill development, urban planning and artificial intelligence.

“Singapore entities have become major partners with India in areas like urban development, planning, smart cities and infrastructure development,” he said.

During his visit, PM Modi will also visit the Indian Naval ship INS Satpura and interact with officers and sailors of the Indian Navy and Singapore Navy.

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