India and Indonesia on 12 December 2016 signed three agreements to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations. They also resolved to deal with terrorism.
The agreements were signed in New Delhi after delegation-level talks that were held between the two nations during the visit of Indonesian President Joko Widodo to India. President Widodo was on a two-day visit to India from 12 December to 13 December 2016. This was the first bilateral visit of an Indonesian President to India.
Agreements signed during this visit of President Joko Widodo to India include
• MoU on Youth and Sports Cooperation: It was signed between the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Indonesia.
• MoU on Standardization Cooperation between the Bureau of Indian Standards and the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia.
• Joint Communiqué on the Voluntary International Cooperation to Combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and to promote Sustainable Fisheries Governance between the Union Government and the Government of Indonesia.
Beside these agreements, the two world’s most populous Muslim nations, India and Indonesia also released a joint statement. The statement focuses on strategic engagement, defence and security cooperation, economic cooperation, the culture of people to people link and more.
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