European Interest

Czech FM Lipavský met the Speaker of the Singapore Parliament


On Wednesday, 28 June, Minister Jan Lipavský met the Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament, Tan Chuan-Jin. They discussed mutually important bilateral cooperation and the role of the Southeast Asian region for the EU, particularly in terms of security and economic interdependence.

Singapore, as the most economically developed ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) country, is an important partner for the Czech Republic and the largest export destination in Southeast Asia.

“Economy and trade, defence and security, cyber security and cooperation in new technologies are among the priority areas of cooperation between the Czech Republic and Singapore,” confirmed Minister Lipavský.

Czech Minister also mentioned the Czech Republic’s Strategy for Cooperation with the Indo-Pacific, which the Government approved as the first ever in Central and Eastern Europe.

“This national strategy supports the Czech interest in maintaining cooperation not only with Singapore, but with the entire region, whose strategic, political and security importance has a direct impact on events in Europe,” said the Czech Foreign Minister.

During the meeting, the ministers also discussed regional and global issues. President Tan Chuan-Jin reaffirmed Singapore’s principled position on respect for international law.

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