Singapore, Sri Lanka Vow to Boost Security Ties


The discussion had stressed the paramount importance of strengthening security partnerships in the South Asian region….reports Asian Lite News

Visiting Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has discussed on strengthening security and defence ties with Singapore.

President Wickremesinghe, who is on two-day official visit to Singapore, discussed on “amplifying security and defence collaboration between the two nations,” the President Media Division (PMD) said on Monday in a statement.

The discussions between Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and President Wickremesinghe had stressed the paramount importance of strengthening security partnerships in the South Asian region.

They had highlighted the necessity for consistent communication and coordination to effectively address common security concerns, the PMD added.

“Both nations are set to harness their respective strengths to create a synergistic partnership that enhances the security landscape in the region.”

During his visit on Monday, the Sri Lanka President also met his Singaporean President Halimah Yacob at the Istana.

Yacob said in a note on her official Facebook page that the two leaders had
fruitful discussions, covering food security, renewable energy and regional economic cooperation, among others.

“Our friendship is anchored by strong people-to-people ties and cooperation across various sectors. There is much scope to deepen our ties. I wish President Wickremesinghe a productive visit in Singapore,” she noted in her post.

Wickremesinghe has met also with Singaporean leaders to discuss cooperation on food security and regional economic development.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with the Sri Lankan president on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation, including in trade and food security, according to the statement.

Lee and Wickremesinghe jointly witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on carbon credits collaboration under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, it added.

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