Japan-Singapore Relations

June 27, 2019
(Photo1) Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
(Photo2) Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

On June 27, commencing at 5:25 p.m. and for about 10 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the Republic of Singapore, who was in Japan to attend the G20 Osaka Summit, had a meeting. The overview of the talk is as follows.

1. On the bilateral relations, Prime Minister Abe stated “I welcome the continued high-level exchanges between our two countries,” “it is hoped that the remaining import restrictions on Japan’s food products will be lifted,” “I welcome the collaboration between Japan and Singapore in promoting LNG bunkering sites.”

2. Both leaders discussed regional issues such as the South China Sea and North Korea. The two Prime Ministers shared the view on the importance of the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions toward the denuclearization of North Korea. In addition, Prime Minister Abe requested Prime Minister Lee’s understanding and cooperation towards the early resolution of the abductions issue, and gained support from Prime Minister Lee.

3. Both leaders exchanged views on the G20 Osaka Summit’s themes of innovation, environment and energy. Prime Minister Abe said “I appreciate your participation in the side event on digital economy.” Both Prime Ministers confirmed their cooperation toward the success of the Summit.

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