SM Teo Chee Hean and next Hong Kong leader John Lee welcome closer ties in meeting

1/6/2022 9:11:00 AM

SM Teo Chee Hean and new Hong Kong leader John Lee welcome closer ties in meeting

Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.Speaking at the Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) Summit Social, Mr Teo said global tech leaders and policy shapers need to grapple with how to strike a balance between seamless access and the need for stronger security and privacy; and consider if the digital world will become more integrated or divided.

sg/w2Fo SINGAPORE - Singapore Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean became the first foreign leader to meet incoming Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee on Wednesday (June 1), as the two reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining bilateral ties between the two cities.Mr Teo, on the fourth and final day of a working visit to Hong Kong, congratulated Mr Lee on his electoral success, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the two leaders took stock of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas between Singapore and Hong Kong.Under the"one country, two systems" framework, Hong Kong will continue to benefit from the economic opportunities arising from its close integration with mainland China while maintaining its international outlook, Mr Teo told Mrs Lam.Both leaders also welcomed closer cooperation between the two cities' public services, and exchanged views on developments in the cities and the broader region."We need to ensure that our communities are resilient against extremist rhetoric, especially online.Mr Teo expressed confidence that Singapore and Hong Kong would continue to progress together and contribute to the economic vibrancy of the region, MFA said.He is accompanied on his trip by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) officials."CE-elect Lee and I share the view that Singapore and Hong Kong can build on the strong foundations of our partnership to do more together for mutual benefit," he wrote on Facebook.They also drive investments towards even more innovative solutions and applications.

Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, had on Monday met Mr Leung Chun Ying, Hong Kong's former chief executive and vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and spoke about collaborating in new areas such as the Greater Bay Area, referring to Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.In the meeting with Mrs Lam, Mr Teo expressed appreciation for her strong support for Singapore-Hong Kong relations, which have maintained a good momentum despite the coronavirus pandemic, MFA said in a statement.over his extremist preaching, which includes denigrating other faiths and saying that suicide bombings are legitimate.He also met outgoing Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who is due to hand over the leadership reins to Mr Lee come July 1.Mr Lee had just returned from Beijing to meet China's top leaders following his election victory."In my several political positions over the past 15 years, I have made numerous visits to Singapore to attend conferences and meet senior officials," the Chief Executive said.He secured more than 99 per cent of votes as the sole candidate in the city's small-circle chief executive election on May 8.Such extremist rhetoric has real world consequences.Mr Teo also conveyed an invitation from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for chief executive-elect Lee to visit Singapore." The two leaders discussed ways that Singapore and Hong Kong can continue to deepen cooperation - such as in urban development, public service exchanges, arts and culture, and education - and exchanged views on regional and global developments.” “Such disparate regulatory initiatives could splinter the digital world,” he said.

The Senior Minister's trip comes as Singapore and Hong Kong look towards gradually resuming regular exchanges following the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Mr Teo departs for Singapore on Wednesday.Singapore and Hong Kong have much to gain by working together, the Senior Minister said in an opinion piece for the South China Morning Post that was published on Monday.International developments such as the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the situation in Ukraine, and Israeli-Palestinian clashes will affect the global security landscape, which SM Teo said remains uncertain.Embed Facebook.

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