President Jokowi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting at Hyderabad House, New Delhi, signing three memoranda of understanding on trade standardization, sports, and eradication of illegal fishing. They also asserted their commitment to follow UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
On his first visit to India, Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, where both stressed the need for freedom of navigation rights and urged peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea. President Widodo was on a two-day visit to India from 12 December to 13 December 2016.
In the talks, India and Indonesia have also chose to boost ties in maritime security sphere with a focus on cooperating with each other to ensure the safety and security of the sea lanes.
Beside these agreements, the two world's most populous Muslim nations, India and Indonesia also released a joint statement.
He emphasized that there are strong economic partnerships as well as numerous social, cultural, and tourism relations between Indonesia and India, and the launching of this new service will further boost those activities amongst the two countries, whilst forging an even more solid bridge in enhancing the future partnership between India and Indonesia, which are now two of Asia's new economic powerhouses.
Subsequently, in his banquet speech, President Mukherjee said Indonesia and India helped to write the closing chapters of colonialism and started the Non-Aligned Movement.
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Hema added that Jayalalithaa restored hundreds of temples in Tamil Nadu and called it one of her lesser known achievements. In a message, he said Jayalalithaa as a great visionary and an able administrator who excelled in multifarious fields.
"Both leaders committed to maintaining a maritime legal order based on the principles of worldwide law, as reflected notably in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos)", according to a joint statement issued after the meeting.
The India-Indonesia statement on maritime cooperation speaks of commitment from the leaders of the two countries to "maintaining a maritime legal order based on the principles of global law".
The two countries are looking to promote direct shipping links and private sector investment in port and airport developments. He also hosted a banquet in their honour.
India-Indonesia ties had not take off in the past because Jakarta sided with Islamabad owing to their large populations.
Widodo is accompanied by his wife Iriana Joko Widodo, seven cabinet ministers and a 22-member business delegation from Indonesia.