Singapore leaders congratulate Jokowi, Kalla on election victory
Published on Jul 23, 2014 7:17 PM
SINGAPORE Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated Mr Joko Widodo on his presidential win, calling the July elections "a hard-fought campaign".
In a letter to the president-elect, Mr Lee wrote: "It was a hard-fought campaign but you won Indonesians over with your vision, your focus on their concerns and aspirations, and your natural identification with ordinary citizens.
"Your victory reflects the confidence and hope that the Indonesian people have in your leadership. I am confident that Indonesia will thrive under your able leadership."
Mr Lee, who also made a phone call to Mr Joko this morning, extended an invitation to the Indonesian leader "to visit Singapore at the earliest opportunity".
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