Third Japan-Singapore Maritime Security Dialogue
July 23, 2013
- On July 23, the Third Japan-Singapore Maritime Security Dialogue was held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
- From the Japanese side, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Ambassador Kazuyuki YAMAZAKI, Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau; the Ministry of Defense; the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; the Japan Coast Guard and the Secretariat of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy attended this dialogue. From the Singaporean side, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Senior Specialist Adviser Ambassador Mary Seet-Cheng and other officials from the relevant agencies participated.
- The Dialogue covered a wide range of issues. Both countries discussed the safety of navigation in vital shipping lanes such as the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, counter-piracy measures, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), maritime security efforts in ASEAN and others.