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Minister K Shanmugam’s Meeting with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif on Sunday, 12 November 2017

Published: 12 November 2017

1.     Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, is in Saudi Arabia for an official visit, from 11 – 13 November 2017.

2.     On 12 November 2017, Minister Shanmugam met with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif. During their meeting, both Ministers reaffirmed the warm and close relations between Singapore and Saudi Arabia. They had a good exchange of views on bilateral security cooperation as well as the global terrorism threat. They agreed that countries needed to work closely together to defeat terrorism, and directed their respective security agencies to work closely to combat terrorism.

 3.     Minister Shanmugam conveyed Singapore’s strong condemnation of the recent Houthi missile attack which was directed at Riyadh. Minister Shanmugam also expressed his hope that steps will be taken by all parties to resolve the conflicts in the region, so that the suffering of people, caught up in the differing conflicts, can be brought to an end.


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