12 Aug '17, 7am

Singaporeans in Indonesia can be ambassadors for Singapore: DPM Teo Chee Hean - The Straits Times

Singaporeans in Indonesia can be ambassadors for Singapore: DPM Teo Chee Hean - The Straits Times

JAKARTA - Singaporeans who live or work in Indonesia can be ambassadors for Singapore, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, as he addressed about 500 guests at the Singapore Community Day in Jakarta on Saturday (Aug 12). "You yourselves play a major role here, you have business, you have lived here in Indonesia, and you also are ambassadors for Singapore, letting Indonesians know how Singaporeans are, what we stand for, what our country really is," he said. The visit by DPM Teo to Jakarta is just one of many events held in recent months to mark 50 years of bilateral relations between the two countries. It also comes just weeks before Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is set to host Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the upcoming Leaders Retreat on Sept 7 in Singapore. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up DPM Teo has been in Jakarta for the last three ...

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