Indonesian President Joko Widodo to visit India


(Eagle News) — Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will once again visit India this year.

The Indonesian leader’s visit is slated before the end of January, in time for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-India Commemorative Summit on the 25th of this month, and India’s Republic Day Parade the following day.

The visit aims to strengthen the two countries’ strategic partnership.

Once in New Delhi, President Widodo is expected to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he is also slated to invite to Indonesia.

Modi said in a statement that he was looking forward to welcoming President Widodo in India again.

Widodo’s last visit to India was in December 2016, during which he and  his counterpart agreed to cooperate in youth and sports development, among others.