SINGAPORE and Israel should explore new areas of cooperation, on top of existing relations in sectors from defence to education.
This was discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Liberman yesterday.
Mr Liberman, who is also Israel's Foreign Minister, arrived in Singapore on a two-day official visit on Thursday.
He called on Mr Lee at the Istana yesterday afternoon. Both leaders noted that bilateral relations have expanded beyond the defence and security fields, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two countries now cooperate in areas like education, science and technology, and culture. Both sides should explore new areas of cooperation for mutual benefit, said the statement.
It added that Mr Lee and Mr Liberman had a 'useful exchange of views' on developments in Asia and the Middle East.
Mr Liberman called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam in the morning, before meeting Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.