President Jokowi, PM Lee Meet to Discuss Myanmar Issues

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Januari 2022
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President Jokowi and PM Lee converses in the event, Tuesday (01/25). (Photo by: BPMI/Muchlis Jr)

During a bilateral meeting in Bintan regency in Riau Islands province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed bilateral issues as well as a number of issues in the region, especially concerning the latest development in Myanmar.

“We are very concerned about the developing situation in Myanmar. Indonesia and Singapore share the same view on the importance of implementing ASEAN Five-Point Consensus,” President Jokowi said in a joint statement with PM Lee after the meeting, Tuesday (01/25).

The President also called all parties to respect the consensus that has been agreed by ASEAN countries.

“The consensus is ASEAN decision at high level and must be respected by all,” he said.

President Jokowi also underscored there should be no discrimination in humanitarian assistance distribution to Myanmar.

“We agree that the safety and well-being of the Myanmar people continues to be our top concern,” he added.

The President also affirmed the importance of strengthening ASEAN as an institution to be more resilient and able to respond to new challenges in the future.

“Indonesia and Singapore share a common view on the importance of strengthening the unity, workings and institution of ASEAN, so that ASEAN is ready to face various challenges in the future,” he remarked. (FID/UN) (GWH/EP)

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