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January 11, 2018

MFA Press Statement: 19th Singapore-Kagoshima Conference, 11 January 2018

        Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sam Tan led the Singapore delegation to the 19th Singapore-Kagoshima Conference (SKC) held in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan on 11 January 2018.  The Japanese delegation was led by Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture His Excellency Satoshi Mitazono.

        During the Conference, MOS Tan and Governor Mitazono reaffirmed the warm and longstanding relationship between Singapore and Kagoshima over the years.  The participants had a fruitful discussion on how to further promote economic exchanges and strengthen people-to-people ties between Singapore and Kagoshima.  Both sides agreed to deepen cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, tourism, youth and cultural exchanges.

        Established in 1982, the SKC aims to promote cooperation between Singapore and Kagoshima Prefecture.  It is the longest-running forum of its kind that Singapore has with a Japanese prefecture.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
11 JANUARY 2018

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Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sam Tan, Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture Satoshi Mitazono, and the Singapore and Kagoshima delegations at the 19th Singapore-Kagoshima Conference on 11 January 2018. [Photo credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs]