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Indonesian President Yudhoyono to be conferred Order of Temasek (First Class)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the award is being conferred on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his positive contributions to the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia during his ten years in office.

SINGAPORE: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will receive the Order of Temasek (First Class) at the Istana on Wednesday (Sep 3).

Dr Yudhoyono's conferment is part of his three-day state visit which begins on Tuesday (Sep 2), at the invitation of President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The Order of Temasek (First Class) is Singapore's highest honour for foreign leaders.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the award is being conferred on Dr Yudhoyono for his positive contributions to the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia during his ten years in office. The last foreign leader to receive the award was Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei in 1990.

In addition, Dr Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will witness the signing of a maritime boundary treaty between Indonesia and Singapore.

Dr Yudhoyono will be accompanied by his wife, and a high-level delegation. Dr Tan and Mrs Tan will also host a state banquet in honour of Dr Yudhoyono and his wife. President Yudhoyono last made a state visit to Singapore in 2005.  

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