Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on 29 October 2020 to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Japan’s 99th Prime Minister.
The Prime Ministers reaffirmed the excellent relations between Singapore and Japan and welcomed the launch of the Singapore-Japan Business Track (or Reciprocal Green Lane) and Residence Track last month.
Prime Minister Lee said that he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Suga to deepen bilateral cooperation, including through new areas such as the promotion of “vaccine multilateralism” and collaboration in digital trade. They also exchanged views on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic as well as on regional developments, including the importance of greater economic integration through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
29 OCTOBER 2020