Friday, 8 September 2017

Singapore - Indonesia Bilateral Ties

PM Lee, President Jokowi plant tree to mark 50 years of bilateral ties
The F-16s from RSAF & TNI-AU training to form the '50' for the upcoming RISING50 flypast on Sep 7. (Foto: MINDEF)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo & Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Sep 7) planted a tree at the Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of celebrations to mark 50 years of bilateral ties.

Both leaders planted a Sunda oak tree, dubbed the "RISING tree", in the Gardens' Learning Forest on Thursday morning. The tree is native to both Singapore & Indonesia, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) issued on Tuesday.

Mr & Mrs Lee also hosted President Widodo & First Lady Iriana to a breakfast of nasi lemak at the Gardens.

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f-16s to conduct flypass to mark Indonesia-Singapore relations
f-16s to conduct flypass to mark Indonesia-Singapore relations
Indonesia's F-16 from Squadron No 16 based on Roesmin Nurjadin AFB, Pekanbaru, flypassesd in Banda Aceh, Aceh, last July (10/7/2017). (ANTARA FOTO/Irwansyah Putra)

Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) - A total of 20 F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft from Indonesia and Singapore staged a simulation above Indonesia's Riau Province, Sumatra, in preparation for conducting a flypast to mark bilateral relations between both nations.

"The flypast event will be held at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore on Sept 17," Head of Information Service of the Roesmin Noerjadin Air Force Base in Riau, Major Sus Rizwar, stated here on Friday.

The simulation on Thursday also involved F-15SG Eagle aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

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RI SING 50: Singapore, Indonesia together will rise as trusted and reliable partners

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (standing left) watches Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (seated, second left) learn to produce a batik drawing while First Lady Iriana Widodo (wearing red dress) helps Lee’s wife, Ho Ching, draw on a piece of fabric after a bilateral meeting in Semarang, Central Java, recently.

Today, both Singapore and Indonesia are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of their bilateral relations. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will join Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to participate in the historic celebrations in Singapore.

In connection with the RISING (Republic of Indonesia and Singapore) 50 celebrations, The Jakarta Post is publishing an eight-page special supplement today. To find out more about RISING 50, the Post’s Supplement desk editor Veeramalla Anjaiah interviewed Singaporean Ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar recently.

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Jokowi-Singapore PM to Begin Meeting by Walking and Planting Trees

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will start the meeting on Thursday (9/7/2017) at the Singapore Botanical Garden by walking and planting trees together.

Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of President Bey Machmudin in Singapore on Thursday said the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will go to Singapore Botanical Garden on Thursday morning.

In that place, the President will do the morning walk with the Prime Minister of Singapore. In addition, the two leaders of the country will also do the tree planting together.

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Jokowi, Lee begins activities in Singapore`s Botanical Garden
Enthusiastic countrymen help kick-start Jokowi visit

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began their activities by planting trees in Singapores Botanical Garden.

Jokowi and Lee also had morning walk and breakfast in the garden, Bey Machmudin of the Presidential Secretariat, said here, Thursday.

They later left the botanical garden for the Singaporean Presidential Palace for a formal meeting, flanked by their respective delegations.

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President Jokowi receives welcome fit for a star
A welcome fit for a star

President Joko Widodo is in Singapore for a Leaders' Retreat with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as Singapore & Indonesia mark 50 years of bilateral ties.

The 2 leaders will also witness a historic fly-past by fighter jets from both countries on Thursday, forming the numeral 50 to mark the golden jubilee.

About 1,800 Indonesians turned up at the Indonesian embassy. Spirits were high as attendees danced while waiting for the arrival of Mr Joko, popularly known as Jokowi.

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Singapore, Indonesia sign MOUs, launch stamps to mark 50th year of bilateral ties
Singapore, Indonesia sign MOUs, launch stamps to mark 50th year of bilateral ties

Singapore & Indonesia on Thursday (Sep 7) signed a slew of agreements on education as well as disaster relief, as both nations commemorated 5 decades of diplomatic relations.

The signing of the Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong & Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, after they held talks at the Istana.

Both leaders also unveiled a joint stamp issue featuring corals found in both countries.

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