Swaraj leaves for Indonesia after 'productive' Thailand visit

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 12:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 05 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday left for Indonesia after having "a productive engagement" in Thailand.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar informed on Twitter, "EAM @SushmaSwaraj emplanes for Jakarta after a productive engagement in Thailand. #ActEastPolicy".

During her two-day visit, the External Affairs Minister will co-chair the 5th meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.

Yesterday, Swaraj met with Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai and discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural cooperation.

"Keeping up with the growing momentum of the bilateral relationship, EAM @SushmaSwaraj discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural cooperation with Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Foreign Minister of Thailand. #ActEastPolicy," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The Thai minister also hosted a dinner in the honour of Swaraj.

Earlier on Thursday, Swaraj, arrived in Bangkok on the first leg of a three-nation tour that will also take her to Indonesia and Singapore.

The minister got a "warm welcome" in Thailand - "our geographic, historic and cultural neighbour", Kumar had tweeted.

Thailand will assume the role of coordinator country for India-ASEAN relations later this year.

Swaraj has embarked on her first visit of the year 2018 to three South East Asian countries - Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

The visit is aimed at giving a further boost to bilateral relations to the South East Asian countries within the framework of India's Act East Policy. (ANI)