New Delhi, Aug 31: India and Singapore on Saturday agreed to step up cooperation in dealing with trans-national organised crime, including drug trafficking and economic offences.
This was decided after Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Minister for Home Affairs and Law of Singapore Mr K Shanmugam met in New Delhi to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Mr Shah noted that India-Singapore relations are based on shared values and approaches, economic opportunities and convergence of interest on key issues.
He further noted that following the visit of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Singapore last year a new momentum was added to the ‘Strategic Partnership’ between the two countries. The Home Minister Shanmugam, on his part, also emphasised the importance Singapore attaches to its relations with India. The two leaders exchanged views and concerns on the challenges posed by terrorism and extremism and agreed to strengthen the existing bilateral institutional mechanisms on security issues.
Mr Shanmugam also invited Mr Amit Shah to visit Singapore. (UNI)