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Qatar And Singapore To Strengthen Ties In Various Areas

Singapore and Qatar will be improving bilateral ties by strengthening ties in various fields which includes the legal, business, education and training sectors, apart from other agreements.

The agreements were signed by the organisations from both the countries during Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani’s two day visit to Singapore. The Sheikh was given a warm welcome at the Istana, where he met President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

During the meeting, emir spoke about the excellent ties between the two nations.

Mr Lee and Sheikh Tamim then witnessed the signing of four Memoranda of Understandings and three agreements. Among them was an agreement between Singapore and Qatar on the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments.

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Qatar-Singapore High Level Joint Committee’s performance was also reviewed and reaffirmed it as a “key pillar of bilateral cooperation”, the joint statement said.

Established in 2006, the committee is co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Mr Lee and Sheikh Tamim also agreed to incorporate the Implementation Monitoring Mechanism under the High Level Joint Committee framework to “ensure regular follow-up and optimal implementation of initiatives”, the joint statement added.

Singapore’s Civil Service College also signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of the Qatar Investment Authority’s employees.

Additionally, an agreement on judicial cooperation was inked between Singapore’s Supreme Court and Qatar’s Supreme Judiciary Council.

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