SINGAPORE: Singapore and Saudi Arabia have elevated ties to a “strategic partnership” as a part of efforts to reinforce bilateral relations and cooperation, mentioned the international affairs ministries of each international locations in a joint assertion on Saturday (Oct 21).
This comes after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s assembly on Wednesday in Riyadh, the place each leaders “reviewed the historic relations” between the 2 international locations and “the means to deepen them in all areas”.
As a part of official visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Mr Lee additionally attended the ASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit on Friday whereas in Riyadh.
The elevation of ties to strategic partnership will permit the deepening and growth of mutually useful cooperation throughout all fields, mentioned the 2 ministries.
Either side acknowledged the great progress made by the Saudi-Singapore Joint Committee (SSJC), which held its third session on Oct 17.