PM Lee congratulates Indonesian President-elect Widodo on victory

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a telephone call to Indonesian President-elect Mr Joko Widodo on Wednesday morning to congratulate Mr Joko on his victory.  

Both Mr Lee and Mr Joko acknowledged the deep and close ties that Singapore and Indonesia have developed over the years. 

Mr Lee added that he looked forward to working with Mr Joko to strengthen bilateral ties and explore new areas of cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries.  

He was also looking forward to meeting Mr Joko soon.  

DPM Teo Chee Hean similarly made a telephone call to Indonesian Vice-President-elect Mr Jusuf Kalla to congratulate him on his victory.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee have also written to Mr Joko to congratulate him on his victory at the Indonesian Presidential election.  Copies of their congratulatory letters are attached.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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