President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, will make a State Visit to Singapore from 2 to 4 September 2014 at the invitation of President Tony Tan Keng Yam. President Yudhoyono will be accompanied by his wife Ibu Ani Bambang Yudhoyono, and a high-level delegation.
There will be an official Welcome Ceremony in honour of President Yudhoyono at the Istana on 3 September. Following that, President Yudhoyono will have separate meetings with President Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Prime Minister Lee will host President Yudhoyono and his delegation to lunch, while President Tan and Mrs Tan will host a State Banquet in honour of President Yudhoyono and Ibu Ani the same day. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will call on President Yudhoyono on 4 September 2014.
During the visit, President Tan will confer the Order of Temasek (First Class) on President Yudhoyono in a ceremony at the Istana. The Order of Temasek (First Class) is Singapore’s highest honour for foreign leaders. It is being conferred on President Yudhoyono for his positive contributions to the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia during his ten years in office.
President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Lee will also witness the signing of the Treaty between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore relating to the Delimitation of the Territorial Seas of the Two Countries in the Eastern Part of the Strait of Singapore on 3 September 2014.
President Yudhoyono last made a State Visit to Singapore in 2005.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
1 SEPTEMBER 2014