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Indonesia, Singapore reaffirm economic, people-to-people relations

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 4, 2020   /  06:34 pm
Indonesia, Singapore reaffirm economic, people-to-people relations President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob (right) standing next to each other at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Tuesday. (Presidential Palace Press Bureau/Laily Rachev)

Jakarta and Singapore reaffirmed on Tuesday their commitment to strengthening cooperation in a wide array of issues, including economic and people-to-people ties, as Singaporean President Halimah Yacob embarked on her first official visit to Indonesia this week. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed Halimah at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Tuesday, during which the two engaged in a bilateral meeting to discuss issues surrounding cooperation between the two Southeast Asian nations. In a joint statement after the bilateral talks, Indonesia and Singapore announced the signing of the updated double tax avoidance (DTA) agreement between the two countries, which concludes negotiations that started in 2015. “I was pleased to witness the signing of the updated avoidance of double taxation agreement between Singapore and Indonesia,” Halimah said at the palace...

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