India and Indonesia appreciated each other’s steadfast support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Rome and both sides discussed the recent course of India-Indonesia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister also congratulated Indonesia for the G20 Presidency next year and assured President Joko Widodo of India’s readiness to work closely with the Southeast-Asian country.

The two leaders appreciated each other’s steadfast support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and agreed to cooperate towards post-pandemic recovery. They also emphasized the importance of Indo-Pacific cooperation, the statement added.

Both leaders committed to strengthen bilateral trade and investment between the two countries, and pave way for greater people-to-people interaction, it stated.

Discussions also took place on combating climate change, particularly on the need for implementation of climate finance commitments, the statement said.

The G20 Summit hosted by Italy for two days (October 30-31), saw the participation of the Heads of State and Government of the world’s major economies to address several key topics of the global agenda.

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