11 Jan '12, 10am

S'pore, Japan should cooperate in anti-piracy acts

S'pore, Japan should cooperate in anti-piracy acts

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Japan should cooperate in anti-piracy activities off the coast of Somalia. That's the view of Mr Norifumi Idee, the Policy Adviser to Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. He is in Singapore under the Maritime and Port Authority's (MPA) Distinguished Visitors Programme. On Wednesday, Mr Idee called on Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and also met with MPA's senior management. They discussed key maritime issues of mutual interest, such as the Co-operative Mechanism on Safety of Navigation and Environmental Protection in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, piracy and armed robbery, as well as matters relating to the International Maritime Organization. CEO of MPA Lam Yi Young said: "Japan is a notable player in the international maritime community and a vital strategic maritime partner to Singapore. "Mr. Idee's visit under...

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