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PM Modi lays wreath at Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery

ANI  |  Jakarta [Indonesia] 

began his first official engagement in by laying a wreath at the National Heroes Cemetery here on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, the arrived in Indonesia, which is his first official visit to the country.

is currently on a three-nation visit to Indonesia, and

The National Heroes Cemetery, located in southern is a military cemetery containing the graves of prominent Indonesian soldiers and generals (including resistance heroes), who died during the Second War.

Also, it consists of graves of Japanese soldiers, along with Indonesian soldiers who died while fighting for Indonesia's independence in the mid-1940s.

Many prominent leaders visiting have visited the monument such as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Turkish and South Korean Moon Jae-in to name a few.

Most recently, Chinese paid a visit to National Heroes Cemetery earlier this month.

Later, Prime Minister will receive an official welcoming ceremony at Istana Merdeka (Presidential Palace). After this, the Prime Minister will hold delegation-level talks with Indonesian

Following the talks, both the leaders will give a joint statement and exchange of agreements will take place.

Prime Minister Modi and President Widodo will later inaugurate the kite exhibition at the and visit the Arjuna's Chariot. After this, the two leaders will pay a visit to

Prime Minister Modi will then address an Indian community event at the Convention Centre.

Further, Prime Minister Modi and President Widodo will attend the India-Forum.

Finally, a banquet will be hosted by the Indonesian President in honour of Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Modi will next visit Malaysia, where he will meet and congratulate the of Dr.

After this, the Prime Minister will then leave for Singapore, in the last leg of his visit.

In a statement on Monday, the (MEA) said that Indonesia, and Singapore, three countries in the region are strategic partners of

"The attaches high importance to its relations with the region and is committed to deepening its relationship with individual member states, within the framework of Government's Act East Policy. The visit would enable the Leaders to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest," the MEA said in a statement.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 09:01 IST
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