President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to express their condolences on the sinking of the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine.

The text of the letters is appended.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

26 APRIL 2021

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia

26 April 2021

His Excellency Joko Widodo

President

Republic of Indonesia

Your Excellency,

I was saddened by the loss of lives of the 53 crewmen that resulted from the sinking of the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine. We were praying and hoping that they could be saved but it turned out otherwise. This is a trying period for the people of Indonesia and the families and loved ones of the victims, who were performing their duty to their nation when the accident occurred.

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my deepest condolences to the people of Indonesia.

My prayers and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the crewmen on their terrible loss and may they find peace in this month of Ramadan.

Yours sincerely,

HALIMAH YACOB

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Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Indonesian President Joko Widodo

26 April 2021

Dear President Jokowi,

I was deeply saddened by the sinking of the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine and the tragic loss of lives. My heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the crew members affected by this devastating incident.

Singapore’s MV Swift Rescue was part of the extensive search and rescue operation led by your government. Singapore stands ready to provide any further assistance that may be required.

My sympathies and thoughts are with the people of Indonesia in this time of grief.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

His Excellency Joko Widodo

President

Republic of Indonesia

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore