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Singapore, Indonesia sign deals to boost tourism, infrastructure

Staff Writer |
Singapore and Indonesia will expand cooperation in various sectors such as tourism, hospitality and infrastructure.

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Four memorandums of understanding (MOUs) were signed on the sidelines of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leaders’ retreat with President Joko Widodo.

The deal on tourism aims to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Areas of collaboration include developing the cruise sector, tourism marketing and MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions).

According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), activities may include destination and port development, human resource development, tourism investments and private sector cooperation.

The agreement was signed by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran and Minister of Tourism for the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism Dr Arief Yahya.

Lee and Widodo witnessed the signing which was held at Wisma Perdamaian, the Central Java governor's function hall and complex.

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