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Visit of President of Indonesia to India

January 21, 2011

Fact Sheet
Indonesia - India Relations

His Excellency Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of the Republic of Indonesia will pay a State Visit to India on 24-26 January 2011. The President will be accompanied by Mrs. Ani Bambang Yudhoyono on the visit to India. His delegation will include a number of Cabinet Ministers, eminent personalities, business leaders and media persons.

The President will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and will call on the President Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on January 25, 2011. The Vice-President, EAM, Leader of the Opposition and the Chairperson of the UPA will call on the visiting dignitary. The President will host a State Banquet in honour of the Indonesian President on the evening of January 25, 2011.

A wide range of bilateral agreements and MoUs will be signed during the visit of President Yudhoyono. These agreements and MoUs will cover political, security, economic, science and technology, media, education and cultural spheres.

A Business Summit will be held on January 25, 2011 during which a number of major deals will be inked covering the areas of resources, infrastructure, manufacturing and services. These deals will make India one of the largest investors in Indonesia.

On January 26, the President of Indonesia will be Chief Guest on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations.

The invitation to President Yudhoyono to pay a State Visit and to be the Chief Guest on the occasion of the Republic Day symbolises the importance India attaches to its bilateral relations with Indonesia. The country's first President Soekarno was the Chief Guest at our first Republic Day on 26 January 1950. Indonesia is a strategic partner, a neighbour and the largest and most influential member of the ASEAN. It is a key country in the context of our "Look East” policy and our dialogue partnership with the ASEAN.

New Delhi

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