President Jokowi witnesses signing of Indonesia-Singapore agreements

President Jokowi witnesses signing of Indonesia-Singapore agreements

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right). (ANTARA/Setpres/Cahyo)

Today, I am glad to witness the signing of MoUs ..."
Singapore (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of three memoranda of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two countries.

"Today, I am glad to witness the signing of MoUs on e-governance, and youth and sports affairs because the agreements will add new dimensions to the close relations between Indonesia and Singapore," Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a press conference with President Joko Widodo after the signing ceremony, which was held at the Singaporean Presidential Palace here on Tuesday.

The three MoUs are related to e-governance, youth and sports affairs, and strategic cooperation between the chambers of commerce of the two countries.

The agreement on e-governance was signed by Administrative Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi and Singaporean Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim.

The document on youth and sports affairs was signed by Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Imam Nahrawi and Singaporean Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Affairs Lawrence Wong.

The agreement on strategic economic partnership was signed by Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Suryo Bambang Sulistyo and Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation Teo Siong Seng.

President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsuid, Minister of Administrative Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs Imam Nahrawi, and Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel.

The presidents visit to Singapore was aimed at advancing economic cooperation between the two countries.

So far, Singapore has been one of Indonesias chief partners in the fields of trade, investment and tourism.

(Reporting by Ageng Wibowo/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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