22 Sep '11, 4pm

FM Shanmugam meets foreign ministers at UN General Assembly: NEW YORK: Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs

NEW YORK: Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam, who is in New York for the 66th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, has met foreign ministers from several countries. They include ministers from Iran, Cuba, Fiji, Jamaica, Suriname, the Marshall Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Timor Leste. During his meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Ali Akbar Salehi, MFA said Mr Shanmugam was briefed on developments in Iran and the potential for further developing economic relations between Iran and Singapore. In his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr Bruno Rodriguez, Mr Shanmugam was briefed about developments in Cuba. Mr Rodriguez also welcomed greater cooperation from Singapore in areas like tourism, water treatment and airport management. Elsewhere, Fijian Acting Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigr...

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