Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a packed schedule in the run-up to the G20 Summit, with his first stop being Jakarta for the ASEAN-India Summit and East Asia Summit on September 6.
Before departing for Jakarta, PM Modi chaired meetings with the Council of Ministers and Cabinet Ministers. He will leave for Jakarta at 8 pm and is expected to reach the destination at 3 am IST on September 7 after a seven-hour flight.
In a tweet before his departure, PM Modi expressed his excitement for the ASEAN-related meetings, particularly the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, which highlights the cherished partnership between the two regions. He will also participate in the 18th East Asia Summit, focusing on critical sectors like healthcare, environment, and digital innovations.
Following his arrival in Jakarta, PM Modi will head to the venue of the ASEAN-India Summit at 7 am and participate in the East Asia Summit at 8:45 am IST.
After concluding these crucial meetings, the Prime Minister will depart for the airport and board his flight to Delhi at 11:45 am. He is expected to land in the national capital by 6:45 pm on Thursday.
The ASEAN-India Summit holds significance as it marks the first such meeting since the elevation of India-ASEAN relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2022. It aims to review the progress of India-ASEAN relations and outline the future direction of cooperation.
The East Asia Summit provides a platform for leaders from ASEAN countries and their eight dialogue partners, including India, to discuss regional and global issues of significance.
PM Modi is also scheduled to hold important bilateral meetings with leaders from three countries, including US President Joe Biden, on September 8. Finally, the G20 Summit, hosted in the national capital, will take place on September 9-10.
The Prime Minister’s packed schedule underscores India’s active diplomatic engagements on the global stage and its commitment to fostering strong partnerships with nations in the ASEAN region and beyond.