The two Foreign Ministers had fruitful discussions. They agreed that Singapore and Indonesia should work closely together to strengthen public health cooperation; enhance economic growth and investments; deepen financial cooperation; and facilitate safe travel. Given the strong business links between Singapore and Indonesia, the two Foreign Ministers tasked the officials to begin discussions on a “reciprocal green lane” to allow for essential travel to gradually resume in a manner that would safeguard public health and safety in both countries.
Prime Minister Lee and Minister Retno reaffirmed the excellent relations between Singapore and Indonesia. They discussed how the two countries can continue to work together to overcome the common challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and encouraged further bilateral discussions between the officials.
Minister Retno will depart Singapore on 26 August 2020.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
25 AUGUST 2020
Minister (Foreign Affairs) Dr Vivian Balakrishnan hosted lunch for Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi on 25 August 2020.
[Photo credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 25 August 2020.
[Photo credit: Ministry of Communications and Information]