Jakarta (ANTARA) – Singaporean Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Saturday, to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting (ALM) in Jakarta, scheduled on the same day.
According to the press release of the Presidential Secretariat in Jakarta, the PM of Singapore was accompanied by Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar and was greeted by Head of State Protocol (KPN) Andy Rachmianto.
Furthermore, the Singaporean PM immediately headed to the series of vehicles provided to reach the VVIP waiting room of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminal 3 VIP.
Akin to the leaders and delegates from other countries that will participate in the ALM, PM Lee Hsien Loong will undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test and other health screenings in accordance with the application of health protocols.
The ALM is the outcome of Indonesia’s initiative to resolve the political crisis in Myanmar. The ALM is also a follow-up to the talks between the president of the Republic of Indonesia and the sultan of Brunei Darussalam, as the ASEAN chair.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi had earlier stated that the ALM was the first meeting of ASEAN leaders during a pandemic.
Marsudi noted that the leaders’ commitment to meet physically mirrored ASEAN’s deep concern over the situation in Myanmar and became the bloc’s focus to help Myanmar find a way out of the crisis.
“We certainly hope that the ALM (held on Saturday, April 24) would reach an agreement on good steps for the people of Myanmar,” Marsudi stated.
Source: ANTARA News