Gan Kim Yong, Grace Fu in Jakarta for meetings

SINGAPORE - Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Second Foreign Minister Grace Fu will be in Jakarta this week for meetings.

The Health Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that Mr Gan is in Jakarta for the World Economic Forum (WEF) East Asia summit from Sunday to Monday.

He is scheduled to speak about the economic rewards of a healthy population during the event, where decision makers and business leaders from around the world discuss global challenges.

During the visit, he will also be holding bilateral meetings with key Indonesian officials and business leaders.

Meanwhile, Ms Fu will be will lead Singapore's delegation to the Asian-African Ministerial Meeting in Jakarta on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement.

The meeting aims to strengthen South-South cooperation - a term used for developing economies working together - and inter-regional dialogue between Asian and African countries.

It is part of a series of events marking the 60th anniversary of a landmark 1955 conference that led to the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement.

That 1955 conference was attended by the newly-independent nations of Africa and Asia seeking to prevent being dragged into conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.

At Monday's meeting, which will be chaired by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Ms Fu will make a speech, the MFA said.

She will also take the opportunity to meet other ministers from Asian and African countries at the sidelines of the meeting.

She will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.