Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj (L) and her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi (Photo: Raveesh Kumar's Twitter page)

New Delhi (VNA) – Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is visiting Indonesia on January 5-6, with productive outcomes recorded so far.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed on Twitter that on January 5, Swaraj met Vice President of Indonesia Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and held talks with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. These meetings focused on how to improve the India – Indonesia strategic partnership.

Swaraj and Marsudi were scheduled to co-chair the 5th meeting of India-Indonesia Joint Commission and inaugurate the second meeting of ASEAN-India Network of think tanks.

While in Indonesia, the Indian minister would also meet with President Joko Widodo and joined a gathering with representatives of the Indian expatriate community here.

Sushma Swaraj is on her official trip to three Southeast Asian countries - Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore in line with India’s “Act East” policy. After Thailand and Indonesia, she will be in Singapore starting January 7.-VNA