Singapore-Indonesia Leaders Retreat - Mar 2023
Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited Singapore on 16 March 2023 for the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This was PM Lee’s sixth Leaders’ Retreat with President Joko Widodo. The previous Leaders’ Retreat was held in Bintan, Indonesia, on 25 January 2022.
During the Leaders’ Retreat, PM Lee and President Joko Widodo reviewed the significant progress in bilateral cooperation since the last Retreat, including the ratification of the three agreements under the Expanded Framework, whose signing was witnessed by PM Lee and President Joko Widodo at the previous Retreat.
The Leaders discussed strengthening the bilateral partnership in forward-looking areas across the economic, socio-cultural and security spheres. They witnessed the exchange of several Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) signed ahead of the Retreat, including in emerging areas such as energy, sustainability, health, and human capital development, as well as in traditional areas like security. They exchanged views on regional and global developments.
PM Lee also hosted lunch for President Joko Widodo and the Indonesian delegation.
(MCI Photos by Fyrol and Terence Tan)