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Indonesia, Singapore set up Bintan leaders meeting as concerns over Myanmar swirl

Indonesia, Singapore set up Bintan leaders meeting as concerns over Myanmar swirl Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (left) speaks during a joint press statement as Indonesia's top diplomat Retno Marsudi looks on. (Courtesy of/Foreign Ministry)
Dian Septiari
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Jakarta   ●   Fri, March 26, 2021

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong could meet in Bintan for this year’s annual retreat, their top diplomats revealed, as the two sides seek a “gradual and safe reopening of travel arrangements” in the midst of the pandemic as well as other harrowing developments in the region.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakhrisnan met in Jakarta on Thursday to discuss plans for the high-level talks, along with other bilateral and regional issues, including the ongoing military crackdown in Myanmar, whose civilian government was toppled in a widely derided putsch nearly two months ago.

Balakrishnan is in Indonesia until Friday as part of a series of visits to neighboring countries this week that included stopovers in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia.

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