Indonesia, India release joint statement

Q.  Who is the first Indonesian president to visit India?
- Published on 13 Dec 16

a. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
b. Joko Widodo
c. Megawati Sukarnoputri
d. Abdurrahman Wahid

ANSWER: Joko Widodo
Indonesia, India release joint statement Indonesia and India on 12th December 2016 released a joint statement in New Delhi.
  • The statement was released after extensive talks between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo; the latter is on a three day visit, marking the first by an Indonesian president
  • Strategic Engagement: Both the leaders agreed to hold annual summit meetings, including on the margins of multilateral events.
  • They also welcomed the submission of a Vision Document 2025 India-Indonesia Eminent Persons Group (EPG).
  • They directed the two Defence Ministers to explore collaboration between defence industries for the joint production of equipment including capacity building cooperation.
  • President Widodo welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s initiatives in the area of renewable energy, particularly the establishment of the International Solar Alliance.
  • Inking of an MoU between the Indonesian National Standardisation Agency (BSN) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on Standardisation Cooperation took place.
  • Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation on youth affairs and sports and in this regard welcomed the signing of an MOU on Cooperation in Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • Common challenges like terrorism were also discussed and cooperation for counter terrorism formulated.

  • Know Indonesia

  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah
  • Population: 249.9 million (2013) World Bank
  • Official language: Indonesian

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