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President Tony Tan of Singapore to visit Indonesia

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Posted: 26 November 2012 1838 hrs

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam will make a state visit to Indonesia from Tuesday till Saturday at the invitation of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

President Tan will visit Jakarta from Tuesday to Friday and then go to Yogyakarta.

In Jakarta, President Tan will receive a ceremonial welcome and be hosted to a state banquet by President Yudhoyono.

President Tan will also meet Vice-President Boediono.

In addition, President Tan will meet the Singaporean community in Indonesia and also Indonesian alumni of Singapore institutes of higher learning and training and exchange programmes.

President Tan will also lay a wreath at Kalibata Heroes' Cemetery and visit a Singapore International Foundation palliative care project.

In Yogyakarta, President Tan will meet and be hosted to dinner by the Governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.

President Tan will also visit Gadjah Mada University and a Mercy Relief humanitarian assistance project in Magelang.

President Tan will be accompanied by Mrs Mary Tan.

Also in the delegation will be:

Minister in Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Grace Fu;

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Mr Hawazi Daipi;

Members of Parliament Mr Gan Thiam Poh and Mr Edwin Tong; as well as

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

In President Tan's absence, Mr J Y Pillay, chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, will exercise the functions of the office of the President.

- CNA/lp
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