Commemorating 40 years of bilateral ties between Singapore and Vietnam, both premiers issued a joint statement announcing to promote high-level exchanges and establish direct communications to strengthen economic cooperation. The two countries have mutually decided to develop existing ASEAN agreements and enhance further cooperation in this field. They also agreed that maintaining peace and security in the region depends on ASEAN’s continued centrality.
Both countries look forward to increasing their cooperation in military and training exchanges, amongst other areas. The key officials from Singapore and Vietnam have identified tourism, healthcare, legal systems and education as areas of common interest and promised to increase assistance to promote these industries.