Prime Minister Lee and President Jokowi affirmed that bilateral relations are on strong footing and agreed to deepen cooperation in sustainable and forward-looking areas of mutual interest.
To this end, the Leaders’ witnessed the exchange of six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in emerging sectors such as the digital economy, sustainability, and human capital development, as well as in traditional areas like security.
These areas of collaboration and exchanges will augment existing expertise, strengthen interpersonal ties, and anchor positive relations between the two countries' peoples.
Prime Minister Lee and President Jokowi also discussed Indonesia’s priorities for its ASEAN Chairmanship. They exchanged views on the situation in Myanmar, and the roadmap for Timor-Leste’s membership.
Prime Minister Lee reiterated Singapore’s full support for Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship.
Prime Minister Lee thanked Jokowi for his contributions to the bilateral relationship, and they reaffirmed their commitment to taking relations to new heights.
Both leaders also witnessed the signing of an MoU on collaboration on knowledge sharing, capacity building, and research between the Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) of the National Development Ministry and the Indonesian Nusantara National Capital Authority (IKN).
IKN and CLC agreed to develop Indonesia’s new capital on Borneo island as a liveable city.
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Signing on behalf of Indonesia was Bambang Susantono, chairman of Nusantara National Capital Authority, while Singapore was represented by Desmond Lee, the National Development Minister of Singapore.