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15 Jan 2021, 22:47 Spokesperson's Comments Japan

MFA Spokesperson’s Comments on the Suspension of the Singapore-Japan Reciprocal Green Lane

In response to media queries, the MFA Spokesperson said:    “On 26 December 2020, Japan announced a temporary ban on the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into Japan from 28 December 2020 to...

11 Jan 2021, 15:53 Press Statements Indonesia

Condolences from Singapore Leaders on the Crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey their condolences over the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 in Indonesia on 9 January 2021. Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has also written to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi to express his sympathies.

10 Jan 2021, 17:38 Spokesperson's Comments Indonesia

MFA Spokesperson’s Comments on the Crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight Sj182

The MFA Spokesperson said:   “The Singapore Government is saddened by the news of the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 on 9 January 2021, and we convey our deepest condolences to the government o...

07 Jan 2021, 18:00 Spokesperson's Comments

MFA Spokesperson’s Comments on the Situation in Washington D.C., USA

There were reports today of unrest in downtown Washington D.C., particularly in the vicinity of the Capitol as well as reports of protests in a number of other US states. We are monitoring the situat...

07 Jan 2021, 18:00 Portugal

Joint Op-Ed by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic Augusto Santos Silva

This is a joint Op-Ed written by both Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic Augusto Santos Silva to commemorate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Portugal. It was first published online by The Straits Times on 7 January 2021.

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