Singapore PM praises Indonesia`s handling of smoke problem

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) - Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong praised and thanked Indonesia for the handling this year of smoke from forest fires.

He conveyed the appreciation during a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) here on Monday.

"Just now we also talked about smoke. PM Lee thanked because the handling of the problem this year has been considered better organized and law enforcement has also been carried out more firmly," President Jokowi said

He said the two countries had discussed the issue intensely which was caused by forest fires.

The two leaders at the meeting also discussed terrorism.

"We exchanged information about issues related to terrorism. I think we will keep doing it," he said.

On the occasion PM Lee also thanked Indonesia for having aborted a terrorists plan to launch a rocket to Singapore.

The meeting was also highlighted by batik diplomacy where President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana invited PM Lee and wife Ho Ching to see the process of batik making.

PM Lee and wife even took an opportunity to try painting batik.

"Mme Ho Ching has a lot of batik collections. She likes batik and so she was very happy to be given an opportunity to try painting batik," President Jokowi said.(*)

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