Meets Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Anil Kumar Invited President Jokowi to Attend the Anniversary of Singapore
Singapore Ambassador to Indonesia, Anil Kumar Nayar accompanied by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Singapore in Jakarta, Nicolla-Anne Singh met Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto, in his office, the State Secretariat Building I, Jakarta, Tuesday (19/5) afternoon.
During the meeting, the Ambassador of Singapore asked for confirmation of re-plan the state visit of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) which has not been realized. The plan, President Jokowi, will attend the 50th Anniversary of Singapore on August 9, 2015.
Previously, through a diplomatic note, the Government of Singapore through its embassy in Jakarta hopes that President Jokowi able to visit Singapore on 28-30 July.
Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto said that Singapore is still the most important trading partner of Indonesia. “Singapore is the third largest trading partner after China and Japan. The total value of trade in 2014 amounted to 41.99 billion, “he said.
Andi hopes that the Government of Singapore could continue to encourage the investment of Singapore companies for invest in Indonesia, especially in infrastructure.
In the environmental field, Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto and Singapore Ambassador, Anil Kumar Nayar agreed that it is necessary to encourage the implementation of trilateral and bilateral cooperation between Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore in addressing marine and coastal pollution in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, with regard to the provisions of international law that apply and sovereignty of coastal countries.
In such a meeting, the Ambassador of Singapore also expressed his concern on the issue of Rohingya refugees.
Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto conveys that the Government of Indonesia has a serious commitment to addressing issues of the Rohingya.
“The Rohingya issue has been discussed in the Limited Meeting and President Meeting with the leader of State Agency. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conducted trilateral meeting with Malaysia and Thailand,” Andi said.
Accompanying Cabinet Secretary, Andi Widjajanto on that occasion are Fadlansyah Lubis (Deputy of Polhukam Cabinet Secretary), Makmur Keliat (Special Staff of the Cabinet Secretary), and Iwan Freddy Hari Susanto (Kasubdit Polkam I, Directorate of East Asia and the Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). . (Humas Setkab/ES)