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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday noted the successful celebration of 50 years of ties between their countries, as they met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders’ Summit..
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday noted the successful celebration of 50 years of ties between their countries, as they met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders’ Summit.
Singapore and Japan marked 50 years of diplomatic relations last year, and Mr Abe said at the meeting: “Japan is ready to further develop our cooperative relationship with Singapore, looking ahead to the next 50 years.”
Thanking him, Mr Lee conveyed his sympathies on the floods in Kyushu in southern Japan, which were caused by heavy rain and have killed 15 people thus far.
During the meeting, both leaders spoke about further enhancing bilateral cooperation.
They discussed the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, and Mr Lee welcomed Japan’s interest.
They also agreed to work closely to enhance Japan-Asean relations.
Separately, Mr Lee met Argentine President Mauricio Macri, in the first bilateral meeting between both leaders.

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