New Delhi May 31  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid a visit to Indonesia’s grand Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia, during his first official visit to the country.

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Indonesia President Joko Widodo during his visit to the mosque which was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and opened to the public in 1978.

“Glad to have visited the Istiqlal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world,” Modi said in a tweet.

“Ramadan Karim! Indonesian President @jokowi accompanied PM @narendramodi during a visit to Istiqlal Mosque, the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia, in the holy month of Ramadan,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.