Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his visiting Singaporean counterpart K Shanmugam have discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in such areas as trade, investment, transport and tourism.

During the February 4 meeting, held in Bandung, the capital of the West Java province, the two ministers further discussed bilateral issues envisaged from results of the Leader's Retreat meeting, which were held by the two countries' leaders in Singapore on April 22, 2013, said a press release by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.

In addition to bilateral ties, they also talked issues relating to the formation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community by 2015, the security situation in the region and the world, as well as mutual cooperation at international forums.

The meeting was part of preparations for the Leader's Retreat meeting between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong slated for this year in Indonesia .

Singapore is now Indonesia’s second largest investor after Japan, with total investment of 4.67 billion USD recorded last year./.