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Flying kites, visit to mosque: All in a day's work for PM in Indonesia

Last updated on: May 30, 2018 13:56 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling again!

The Pradhan Sevak is in Indonesia on the first leg of his three-nation tour to East Asia.

This is Modi’s first-ever official visit to Indonesia and before the visit, the PM hoped that the meet would cement the political, economic and strategic interest of the two friendly maritime neighbours.

After work, comes some fun

PM Modi and and Indonesian President Joko Widodo fly kites as they inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's largest epics Ramayana and Mahabharata at the Jakarta's National Monument. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter
 

The exhibition is themed on Hindu mythology epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata with images on kites of Lord Rama killing his rival Ravana and of demons. nThe Ramayana theme is designed by Indonesian organisers while the Mahabharata theme has been designed by Indians. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter
 
Visit to a mosque

For Ramzan, PM Modi and the Indonesian President visited the Istiqlal Mosque. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

The Istiqlal Mosque is the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter

Modi is quite the musical man. During his visit to the mosque, he also rang the bell at the mosque. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Getting down to work

Productive exchange of views on bringing our two countries further closer! Tete-a-tete between PM Modi and Indonesian President Widodo at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Getting down to work

The two leaders at the delegation-level talks at Istana Merdeka. The two leaders discussed steps to upgrade our relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Getting down to work

Paying homage

Before starting his one-on-one with Indonesian President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter

"Lest we forget...Paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle! PM @narendramodi laying wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery and signing the Visitor's Book, tweeted ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

IMAGE: The PM paid his respects at the cemetery where more than 7,000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence are buried. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter

PM Modi and Indonesian PresidentJoko Widodo at the Arjuna Wijaya Chariot statue in the heart of the city. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Warm welcome

PM Modi was accorded a red carpet welcome and a guard of honour on his arrival at Istana Merdeka ahead of his talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Modi and Widodo would discuss bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment. The two leaders would also attend some events, including a CEO Business Forum organised by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and the Industry, and the Confederation of Indian Industry. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Touchdown!

Wherever PM Modi goes, he is sure to have his fans! Members of the Indian community welcomed PM Modi as he arrived in Jakarta last night. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter

This is Modi's first-ever official trip to the nation. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter

Modi being welcomed by the Indonesian delegation at the airport last night. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter
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