Shaping More Resilient Indonesia-Singapore Relations Amidst Global Uncertainties


About the Webinar

Indonesia and Singapore recently signed three important treaties – a Flight Information Region (FIR) agreement, a Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA), and an extradition treaty – during the leaders’ meeting in Bintan, Riau Islands Province. The signing of these treaties is the culmination of more than a decade of diplomacy and negotiations. Both countries have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation and regional security given an increasing security challenge in the region, such as the South China Sea dispute. This development also opens a new era of Indonesia-Singapore relations, paving the way for closer collaboration in many fields: legal, economic, education and defence. While economic ties will still be the cornerstone of Indonesia-Singapore relations, defence and security will gradually become more critical for the two countries. This webinar will review major initiatives for strengthening Indonesia-Singapore relations on multiple fronts, delving into the challenges and opportunities for the two close neighbours amidst increasing global uncertainties.

About the Speaker

H.E. Mr Suryo Pratomo is Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Singapore. President Joko Widodo appointed him to take up his current diplomatic posting in November 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis. Since March 2020, Mr Pratomo has been a member of Indonesia’s COVID-19 Task Force. Despite the global pandemic, he has actively worked on Indonesia-Singapore bilateral relations, especially during the important leaders’ meeting in Bintan. Before his current position, Mr Pratomo had been a journalist for over 30 years, starting with the Indonesian newspaper Kompas in 1987. He held several key positions in Kompas over the years, including as Editor-in-Chief of Kompas from 2000 to 2008 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kompas Gramedia Group from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, Mr Pratomo joined Media Group and had been on its Board of Editors since then. He served as Metro TV’s News Director from 2008 to 2017 and its Chief Editor from 2017 to 2019. A nationally recognised media person, Mr Pratomo has also been on the Board of Executives of Media Group since January 2020.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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Mar 17 2022


10:00 am - 11:15 am