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    INDONESIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FORMALLY RECOGNISED SINGAPORE. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE INDONESIAN DECISION WAS PRECEEDED BY TALKS?

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    INDONESIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FORMALLY RECOGNISED SINGAPORE. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE INDONESIAN DECISION WAS PRECEEDED BY TALKS BETWEEN SINGAPORE'S PRIME MINISTER, LEE KUAN YEW, AND A GOODWILL MISSION FROM DJAKARTA, HEADED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALI MERTOPO, AND OFFICER OF INDONESIA'S "CRUSH MALAYSIA COMMAND."
    INDONESIAN-SINGAPORE RELATIONS WERE BROKEN OFF IN 1963 AFTER PRESIDENT SUKARNO LAUNCHED HIS POLICY OF CONFRONTATION AGAINST MALAYSIA, OF WHICH SINGAPORE WAS THEN A PART. SINGAPORE BROKE AWAY FROM THE MALAYSIAN FEDERATION - WHICH INCLUDED MALAYA AND THE BORNEO STATES OF SABAH AND SARAWAK - LAST AUGUST.

    LT-COL. MERTOPO'S ARRIVAL IN SINGAPORE, ON 3 JUNE, FOLLOWED APPARENTLY FAVOURABLE CONTACTS BETWEEN THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT AND MR DAN MOGTO, WHO HAD BEEN SENT TO THE ISLAND STATE SOME DAYS EARLIER TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR THE DECISIVE TALKS.

    THE INDONESIAN DECISION WAS CONTAINED IN A NOTE TO THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT. IT SAID THAT INDONESIA ACCEPTED SINGAPORE "ON THE BASIS OF EQUAL STANDING AND MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER'S NATIONAL INTEGRITY AND SOVEREIGNTY IN ORDER TO FURTHER ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND TO EXCHANGE DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES BETWEEN OUR TWO REPUBLICS."
    SINGAPORE HAS SENT A REPLY TO THE NOTE, BUT ITS CONTENTS HAVE NOT SO FAR BEEN DISCLOSED.

    IN TALKS IN BANGKOK LAST WEEK, THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA AGREED ON A BASIS FOR THE ENDING OF CONFRONTATION. THEIR AGREEMENT HAS YET TO BE RATIFIED BY BOTH GOVERNMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4J3IVTUWLDHG703U46AW2VV6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J3IVTUWLDHG703U46AW2VV6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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