Narendra Modi's ASEAN tour: PM consolidates India's ties with Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore [Photos]

In a five-day tour to the ASEAN countries, PM Modi Modi consolidates India's ties with three important strategic partners

FP Staff June 01, 2018 16:18:31 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on Friday and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas like trade and investment, connectivity, innovation and technology. They also exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the government. Reuters
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on Friday and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas like trade and investment, connectivity, innovation and technology. They also exchanged views to strengthen bilateral relations and explored further cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the government. Reuters
As Modi arrived in Singapore, he inspected an honour guard with Loong at the Istana. He made a trip to the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibitions at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre where he also addressed a business and community event. Reuters
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As Modi arrived in Singapore, he inspected an honour guard with Loong at the Istana. He made a trip to the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibitions at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre where he also addressed a business and community event. Reuters
Modi also met Singapore's president Halimah Yacob at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore. They discussed ways to strengthen maritime relations, trade policy and the exchange of technology between the two ASEAN nations. Reuters
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Modi also met Singapore's president Halimah Yacob at the Istana, the office of the President of the Republic of Singapore. They discussed ways to strengthen maritime relations, trade policy and the exchange of technology between the two ASEAN nations. Reuters
Modi welcomed by dignitaries on his arrival in Kuala Lumpur. He met Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and discussed aspects relating to India-Malaysia cooperation. PTI
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Modi welcomed by dignitaries on his arrival in Kuala Lumpur. He met Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and discussed aspects relating to India-Malaysia cooperation. PTI
Modi visited Singapore on Thursday after a two-day visit to Indonesia as part of his Act East policy. The Indian community there accorded a warm welcome to him. PTI
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Modi visited Singapore on Thursday after a two-day visit to Indonesia as part of his Act East policy. The Indian community there accorded a warm welcome to him. PTI
Modi hailed the 'warmest and closest' relationship between India and Singapore, saying the future is a world of unlimited opportunities and the two lions (countries) shall step into it together. PTI
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Modi hailed the 'warmest and closest' relationship between India and Singapore, saying the future is a world of unlimited opportunities and the two lions (countries) shall step into it together. PTI
Modi on the second leg of his three-nation tour, met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad on Thursay in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya. PTI
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Modi on the second leg of his three-nation tour, met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad on Thursay in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya. PTI
Modi and Mahathir Mohammad had a productive exchange of views on strengthening the strategic partnership.  Modi also congratulated the new Malaysian leadership. Mahathir Mohammad, was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on 10 May. PTI
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Modi and Mahathir Mohammad had a productive exchange of views on strengthening the strategic partnership.  Modi also congratulated the new Malaysian leadership. Mahathir Mohammad, was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on 10 May. PTI
Modi launched three Indian mobile payment apps - SBI, BHIM and RuPay at a business event aimed at internationalisation of the country's digital payment platform. RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore's 33-year old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS). PTI
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Modi launched three Indian mobile payment apps - SBI, BHIM and RuPay at a business event aimed at internationalisation of the country's digital payment platform. RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore's 33-year old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS). PTI
School students and Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcomed PM Modi on Wednesday at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. This was Modi's first-ever official visit to Indonesia. Reuters
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School students and Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcomed PM Modi on Wednesday at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. This was Modi's first-ever official visit to Indonesia. Reuters
President Joko Widodo drove golf cart while Modi sat along at National Monument in Jakarta. The two countries signed two major agreements on defence and space, 13 MoU's on trade, culture and archaeology among others. Reuters
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President Joko Widodo drove golf cart while Modi sat along at National Monument in Jakarta. The two countries signed two major agreements on defence and space, 13 MoU's on trade, culture and archaeology among others. Reuters
Joko Widodo and Modi flew kites on Wednesday as they inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's largest epics Ramayana at National Monument. He also visited the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Reuters
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Joko Widodo and Modi flew kites on Wednesday as they inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's largest epics Ramayana at National Monument. He also visited the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Reuters