Indonesia and Singapore Agreed on Cooperation in a Number of Fields

By : M. Shaqeel | Friday, March 17 2023 - 15:04 IWST

President Jokowi held a meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, Thursday (16/03/2023), in Singapore. (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)
President Jokowi held a meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, Thursday (16/03/2023), in Singapore. (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Singapore Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong held a bilateral meeting at the Singapore Presidential Palace, Thursday (16/03/2023). During the meeting, the two leaders agreed on a number of collaborations in various fields.

"Overall, in this meeting there were 20 letters of intent owned by the Singaporean private sector for investment in IKN Nusantara, then nine MoUs B to B in the healthcare and digital fields, and seven MoUs G to G, including in the fields of energy, health and digital. ,” said the President in a joint press statement with PM Lee Hsien Loong after the meeting.

Regarding the construction of the Archipelago Capital City (IKN), the President welcomed the high interest of investors from Singapore. In addition, the Head of State welcomed the agreement between the two countries to increase investment in new and renewable energy (EBT).

"Investment is in the field of new and renewable energy, which among other things will be used to fulfill the energy needs of the two countries," said the Head of State.

Furthermore, the President welcomed the cooperation between the governments of Indonesia and Singapore in the digital field and the development of human resources (HR) in the field of information technology.

"Collaboration in the digital, information and data center fields , and cooperation in human resource development in the field of information technology. And, currently there is an Apple (Developer) Academy and an IBM Academy in Batam," he said

President Jokowi also welcomed the cooperation between the two countries in the field of trade, one of which is through Indonesian livestock products to meet needs in Singapore.

"In the field of trade, Indonesian livestock products have begun to enter to supply chicken needs in Singapore," he said.

Finally, the President welcomed the cooperation between the two countries in terms of strengthening health services in the country.

"[Cooperation] strengthens basic health services and health technology, as well as invests in developing hospitals in Indonesia," he concluded. 

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