Singapore and Thailand share excellent and multi-faceted bilateral ties. We also cooperate closely at regional and international fora. Strong economic links and robust defence ties are key pillars of the relationship. We also have extensive technical cooperation, including under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) and the Singapore-Thailand Third Country Training Programme (TCTP), where both countries jointly provide technical assistance to other developing countries in the region.
Our close bilateral relations are also reflected in the extensive cooperation among agencies. The Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Partnership (STEP), launched in 1997, provides the framework for long-term strategic partnership in economic cooperation, defence relations, people-to-people cooperation and the Civil Service Exchange Programme (CSEP). Under the CSEP, regular study visits and training programmes are conducted between both countries.