SINGAPORE: Singapore hopes to deepen cooperation with Japan in a number of areas, together with the safe resumption of travel, mentioned Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a telephone name with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Monday (Nov 22). In a press assertion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) mentioned the prime ministers reaffirmed the superb relations between the 2 nations. “Prime Minister Lee said that Singapore looked forward to deepening cooperation with Japan in areas where both countries share common interest, including the safe resumption of travel, digitalisation and the digital economy,” mentioned MFA. Mr Lee congratulated Mr Kishida on his get together’s victory within the latest parliamentary elections, in addition to his appointment as Japan’s prime minister. He additionally invited Mr Kishida to make an official go to to Singapore. The two leaders final met in September 2019 when Mr Kishida delivered the keynote speech on the Singapore Summit, in his capability as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s coverage analysis council. In a Facebook publish, Mr Lee famous that Singapore and Japan mark the fifty fifth anniversary of diplomatic relations this yr. “During the call, we also spoke about PM Kishida’s Digital Garden City Nation Vision, and I shared our experience from our Smart Nation Singapore initiative,” Mr Lee mentioned. “Singapore and Japan are like-minded partners that support the multilateral trading system and the rules-based international order. We work together in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP),” he added. “I am confident our cooperation will grow under PM Kishida’s leadership.”
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