Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a courtesy call from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at The Sanchaya Resort, Bintan, Riau Islands Province, on Tuesday. PM Lee made the courtesy call for attending the Indonesia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat, the Presidential Secretariat noted in a statement received here on Tuesday. Upon his arrival at 11:40 p.m. local time, the premier was welcomed by tambourine strains and President Jokowi at the hotel’s lobby. Thereafter, President Jokowi introduced the ministers, comprising Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, and Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly. Meanwhile, the Singaporean counterparts attending the meeting were Senior and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, Transp ortation Minister S. Iswaran, and Manpower and Second Trade and Industry Minister Tan See Leeng.Following some talks, PM Lee signed the guest book and took photos with President Jokowi.
In a friendly ambience, both leaders walked to the veranda for face-to-face talks. Both leaders along with the delegates wore Batik during the meeting.