Indonesia-Singapore Sign MoUs on Various Sectors
Several agreements were concluded in a bilateral meeting between the Government of Indonesia led by President Joko Jokowi Widodo and the Government of Singapore led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at The Istana, the official office of the Prime Minister of Singapore, on Thursday (7/9).
Upon President Jokowis arrival to Singapore, he was welcomed by PM Hsien Loong. The President then signed the guestbook and had a group photo. The President also had a tête-à-tête with his Singaporean counterpart before having a bilateral meeting.
Several cooperation agreements concluded in the meeting are, among others:
- Cooperation on education and vocational training between Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto and Singapores Minister of Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung;
- Cooperation on education between Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy and Singapores Minister of Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng;
- Cooperation on higher education between Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education M. Nasir and Singapores Minister of Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung;
- Cooperation on disaster risk management between Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Head Willem Rampangilei and Singapore Civil Defence Force Commissioner Eric Yap.
Accompanying President Jokowi during the meeting were Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto, Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education M. Nasir, Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, Head of National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei, and Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore I Gusti Ngurah Swajaya.
(BPMI Setpres/ES) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)