Indonesian President Joko Widodo, accompanied by his wife First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will be making an official visit to Singapore on the 28 – 29 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
An official welcome ceremony will be held on Tuesday, followed by a call on President Tony Tan. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will host lunch, while President Tan will host a state banquet in the evening. President Tan and President Joko Widodo will also witness a certificate-presentation ceremony for the Technical and Vocational Training Programme in Ship Building organised by Temasek Foundation and ITE Education Services, in partnership with Batam Polytechnic.
The President and First Lady will also attend an orchid-naming ceremony on Wednesday where the orchid Dendrobium Iriana Jokowi will be named after them.
According to MFA, three agreements will be signed during President Joko Widodo’s visit:
(i) the Memorandum of Understanding on Electronic Government Cooperation between the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Communications and Information of the Republic of Singapore, which will facilitate the sharing of experiences and knowledge on the development of electronic government;
(ii) the Memorandum of Understanding on Youth and Sports Cooperation between the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth of the Republic of Singapore, which aims to strengthen collaboration on youth and sports development between Indonesia and Singapore; and
(iii) the Strategic Cooperation agreement between the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), which aims to enhance economic cooperation between the two business chambers.
The Indonesian head of state’s visit will coincide with that of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s official visit to Singapore.