PM Lee to see Jokowi in Indonesia because of their last Leaders’ Retreat

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be going to Bogor in West Java on April 29 to be a part of the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat hosted by outgoing Indonesian President Joko Widodo. This will be PM Lee’s seventh and final Leaders’ Retreat with Mr Widodo, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) revealed in a statement on April 26.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong is all ready to take over from PM Lee on May 15, whilst Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto, having achieved the nation’s presidential election on Feb 14, will succeed Mr Widodo in October.

On the occasion of yearly, meeting, Mr Widodo and PM Lee are anticipated, to take stock of the prominent, growth, made on bilateral cooperation during their respective tenures, the PMO said.

This involves the three landmark pacts between the two nations, that were connected in January 2022 and which officially came into force in March 2024, which deal with airspace management, defence cooperation and extradition.

At the retreat, PM Lee and Mr Widodo will also endorse extra, agreements in regions like defence, digital economy, sustainability and human capital development, said the PMO. The statement noted that both nations have made advances in bilateral cooperation in a wide variety of other regions involving healthcare, trade and investment, and financial cooperation.