India, Indonesia agree to improve connectivity; Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

India and Indonesia on Thursday stressed the need for stronger bilateral Indo-Pacific maritime cooperation and agreed to improve connectivity between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Aceh province.

As part of the seventh round of consultations at the Indo-Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta, both sides held intensive talks to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said the two sides had exchanged views on recent regional and global developments and cooperation under the G20, the ASEAN framework, the Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative (IPOI) and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) exchanged. . . . exchanged.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a grouping of 10 countries consisting of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

“Both delegates emphasized the need for greater Indo-Pacific maritime cooperation and their continued commitment to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Indonesia,” MEA said in a statement.

“They reviewed their entire bilateral relationship, which includes political exchanges, defense and security cooperation, trade and economic affairs, and consular affairs,” he said.

The talks took place in a “friendly and friendly” atmosphere, MEA said.

“Both sides agreed to enhance connectivity between Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Aceh Province, as well as enhance community exchanges and cultural cooperation,” he said.

The province of Aceh in Indonesia lies at the tip of Sumatra, with Banda Aceh as its capital and largest city.

The meeting was co-chaired by Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East) of the MEA and Abdul Kadir Jailani, Director General of the Asia-Pacific and Africa Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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