Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is on a working visit to Japan, had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on 26 May 2022. They reaffirmed Singapore and Japan’s longstanding and close partnership, underpinned by multifaceted cooperation and close people-to-people ties. Both leaders also discussed ways that Singapore and Japan can deepen cooperation, including in the digital economy and green economy.
They also welcomed new areas of cooperation, including: (a) the exchange of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between GovTech and Digital Agency of Japan on digital government transformation, (b) the exchange of the MOC between Enterprise Singapore and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on startup and innovation cooperation and (c) the launch of the Japan-Singapore Economic Dialogue (JSED). Prime Minister Lee also informed Prime Kishida about Singapore's decision to participate in Osaka Expo 2025.
Prime Minister Lee and Prime Minister Kishida discussed international and regional developments, and reaffirmed the importance of maintaining an open and inclusive regional architecture.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
26 MAY 2022