“Noting that India and Indonesia are close maritime neighbours, both leaders reiterated their commitment to work together for peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” the Ministry of External Affairs said. PM Modi congratulated Widodo on the start of his second term as the President of Indonesia, and conveyed that as the world’s two largest democratic and plural societies, India was committed to working with Indonesia to strengthen ties in the areas of defence, security, connectivity, trade and investment, the MEA said in a statement. Prime Minister Modi had a forward-looking discussion on enhancing bilateral trade and highlighted the need for greater market access for Indian commodities including, pharmaceutical, automotive and agricultural products, it said. While noting that Indian companies have made a substantial investment in Indonesia, PM Modi invited Indonesian companies to use the opportunities presented in India for investment, the statement said.
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