His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong held a session of official talks at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore on Tuesday.
At the outset of the session, the Singaporean Prime Minister welcomed the Emir and the accompanying delegation in Singapore, stressing the depth of the relations between the two countries and his country's keenness to strengthen and develop them in various fields.
In turn, His Highness the Emir expressed aspiration that this visit will contribute to the development of relations of cooperation between the two countries and elevate them to wider horizons to serve the common interests in various fields for the benefit of both countries and peoples.
The talks dealt with means to strengthen bilateral cooperation as the two sides reviewed the work of the Qatar-Singapore High-Level Joint Committee.
The Emir and the Singaporean Prime Minister stressed on the importance of the joint committee as the main pillar of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which since its formation in 2006 has developed and deepened bilateral relations in various fields that have so far culminated in the signing of 82 agreements and memorandums of understanding.
Meanwhile, His Highness the Emir and the Singaporean Prime Minister agreed on the importance of strengthening this existing cooperation and to establish a mechanism for monitoring the implementation within the framework of the High-level Joint Committee between the two countries in order to ensure the periodic follow-up and implementation of the initiatives in an optimum manner.
Five technical committees will be set up in the ICT, security, business, law and sustainability sectors and will be jointly supervised within the implementation monitoring mechanism. These committees will be chaired by HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Singapore Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.
The implementation monitoring mechanism will serve as a link between Qatari and Singaporean ministries and entities to work together effectively and closely.
The two sides agreed to hold the first meeting in Doha in 2018.
Talks during the session also dealt with the current regional and international developments.
The session was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying the Emir and a number of Singaporean ministers and senior officials.
Emir attends luncheon
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong in honour of the Emir and the accompanying delegation at the Fullerton Bay Hotel on Tuesday.
The banquet was attended by a number of Singaporean ministers and senior officials. Last updated: October 17 2017 12:02 PM