Indonesian President visits Singapore hinh anh 1Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) and Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Indonesian President Joko Widodo will pay a visit to Singapore on October 8-9 and attend a Leaders’ Retreat with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, the Singaporean Prime Minister’s Office has announced.

This will be the fourth Retreat between the two leaders and the first since the Indonesian President’s re-election in May.

They will take stock of progress in bilateral cooperation and follow up on discussions from their previous Leaders’ Retreat  which was held in Bali in October 2018.

Both sides will explore ways to enhance bilateral ties in areas of mutual interest, across economic, socio-cultural and security spheres.

The two leaders will also witness the signing of an agreement between Indonesia and Singapore on Electronic Data Exchange to Facilitate and Secure Trade, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding between the national archives of both countries.

As of late 2018, Singapore was the third largest trade partner of Indonesia while Indonesia was the sixth largest trade partner of Singapore.

On October 11, 2018, Widodo and Lee signed a bilateral investment agreement and four memoranda of understanding on industry, thus protecting investors’ interests and strengthening bilateral economic ties./.