18 Nov '11, 2pm

PM Lee meets Japan, Laos PMs at ASEAN summit

PM Lee meets Japan, Laos PMs at ASEAN summit

BALI, Indonesia: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit on Friday. In his meeting with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, both sides reaffirmed the strong bilateral relations. Mr Lee expressed support for Japan's intention to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and acknowledged Japan's contributions to the region. They also discussed the issue of maritime security and agreed on the need for international law and UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) to be adhered to. PM Lee also met with the Prime Minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong. The leaders reaffirmed the warm ties, and expressed confidence in further strengthening bilateral cooperation. This evening, Mr Lee and his wife, Ho Ching attended the gala dinner hosted by the Indonesian President and his wife. And the lead...

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