President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey their condolences over the crash of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501.  Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam and Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew have also sent letters to their Indonesian counterparts to express their sympathies.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

31 DECEMBER 2014

Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Indonesian President Joko Widodo

31 December 2014

His Excellency Ir. H. Joko Widodo

President

Republic of Indonesia

Dear President Joko Widodo,

                        I was saddened to learn of the crash of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ 8501 and the tragic loss of so many lives.  On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.

                        Singapore is committed to working with Indonesia in the ongoing recovery efforts.  As close neighbours and partners, Singapore and Indonesia have stood together in past crises and I am sure that we will continue to support one another during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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

31 December 2014

Dear President Joko Widodo,

         I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ 8501 had crashed on 28 December 2014.  On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I express our deepest condolences on this tragedy.  Our thoughts are with the bereaved families.

         As I had conveyed to you during our telephone conversation on 28 December, Singapore stands in solidarity with Indonesia during this difficult time.  We will continue to work closely with Indonesia in the recovery operation and provide further assistance that may be required.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

His Excellency Ir. H. Joko Widodo

President

Republic of Indonesia

Letter from Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean to Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Tedjo Edhi Purdijatno

31 December 2014

HE Tedjo Edhi Purdijatno

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs

Republic of Indonesia

Dear Pak Tedjo,

          I am deeply saddened by the tragic fate of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

          Please accept my deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you, the families of the crew and passengers during this difficult period.

Yours sincerely,

TEO CHEE HEAN

Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi

31 December 2014

Her Excellency Retno Marsudi

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Indonesia

Dear Ibu Retno,

                        I write to convey my deepest condolences on the loss of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ 8501 and its crew and passengers on 28 December 2014.  Our thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy.

                        As I had shared with you when we spoke on 28 December, Singapore is committed to support Indonesia in the ongoing operations related to QZ 8501.  We will continue to work closely with Indonesia as we move to the recovery phase.

Yours sincerely,

K Shanmugam

 

Letter from Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew to Indonesian Minister of Transport Ignasius Jonan

30 December 2014

His Excellency Mr Ignasius Jonan

Minister of Transportation

Ministry of Transportation

Jl. Merdeka Barat No. 8

Jakarta 10110

Republic of Indonesia

Dear Excellency,

          I was deeply saddened to learn of the crash of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 on 28 December 2014.  I would like to extend my sympathies to the bereaved families of those who had perished.

2        I know that this is an extremely difficult period for you and all our friends in the Ministry of Transportation.  Please be assured that Singapore stands ready to offer any further assistance and support that we can provide.

3        I am confident that the people of Indonesia will recover from this tragic episode through resilience and fortitude.  Our thoughts are with you and your people during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

LUI TUCK YEW