Singapore Supports Indonesia’s G20 Presidency: PM Lee

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Januari 2022
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President Jokowi and PM of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong after delivering a joint press statement, at the Sanchaya Resort Bintan, Bintang Islands, Tuesday (01/25). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariay/ Muchlis Jr)

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong has expressed support from the Singaporean Government for Indonesia’s G20 presidency.

“I would like to thank President Jokowi for inviting Singapore to this year’s G20 meetings. We look forward to supporting Indonesia’s G20 chairmanship and making it a success,” PM Lee said in a joint press statement, at the Sanchaya Resort Bintan, Bintang Islands, Tuesday (01/25).

The Prime Minister also expressed appreciation to Indonesia for hosting a successful and fruitful leaders’ retreat between Indonesia and Singapore.

This retreat that shows good bilateral relationship between the two countries has generated several agreements, he said.

The Prime Minister went on to say that his party responded appreciatively to agreements on extradition, Flight Information Region (FIR), and defense cooperation signed by the two neighboring countries.

“These three issues are important to our two countries and have been on our bilateral agenda for several decades. We’ve been working together and discussing them many times before,” he stated.

PM Lee also underscored that the agreements take into account the needs and interests of both parties for the long haul.

He also delivered his appreciation to President Jokowi for his leadership and visions which have brought very positive outcomes.

“I look forward to working closely with the President to take our bilateral relations to a higher level,” he remarked.

During this year’s leaders’ retreat, both leaders also witnessed the signing of a set of agreements, including the ones on the expansion of framework for discussion between the two countries, Flight Information Region (FIR), extradition, and defense cooperation. (DND/UN) (RAS/EP)

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