Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on 25 May 2021.
Prime Minister Suga was due to visit Singapore to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue. However, as the Dialogue is no longer taking place, Prime Minister Lee invited Prime Minister Suga to visit Singapore when the COVID-19 situation permitted.
The Prime Ministers reaffirmed the excellent relations between Singapore and Japan. Prime Minister Lee said that Singapore looked forward to deepen economic and public health cooperation with Japan to support the post-COVID-19 recoveries of both countries, including in areas such as the mutual recognition of health certificates. On Singapore’s food import requirements which subject imports from Fukushima to pre-export tests and Certificates of Origin, Singapore is satisfied with the food safety surveillance results and will be lifting the requirements. The Prime Ministers also had a good exchange of views on regional and international developments.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
25 MAY 2021