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PM Narendra Modi To Visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore To Boost Act East Policy

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| May 29 , 2018 , 14:58 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday departed for an official tri-nation visit of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2. Ahead of his departure to Jakarta, Modi said India had a robust strategic partnership with all the three countries and his visit would provide a further boost to the country's Act East Policy.

He will hold bilateral talks with leaders of Indonesia and Singapore on key issues, including the defence sector and is also likely to sign key agreements in various sectors with both the nations.

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Modi will leave Indonesia on May 31 for Singapore. He will make a small halt in Kuala Lumpur to meet and congratulate the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahatir Mohamad who has made a historic and a surprising comeback.

In Singapore, Modi will meet President Halimah Yacob on June 1 and will deliver a keynote address at an annual meet at Shangri-La Dialogue in the evening. He will also hold interactions with top CEOs and the Indian community in Indonesia.

PM Modi tweeted, "The focus of my Singapore visit is to enhance the India-Singapore partnership. During the visit, I would be meeting students and CEOs. I will unveil a plaque at Clifford Pier, where Gandhi Ji's ashes were immersed in sea on 27th March 1948."

The visit is expected to boost the Government's Act East Policy. This will be Modi's first official visit to Indonesia and second to Singapore.