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S. Korea, Singapore hold defense strategy talks, discuss coronavirus

Singapore scored 84.8 out of a possible 100, beating the United States to the top spot in the rankings of 141 economies. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SEOUL, Jun 22, 2020, Yonhap. South Korea and Singapore held defense strategy talks via video links Monday and shared their responses to the new coronavirus, Seoul’s defense ministry said, Yonhap News reported.

During the videoconference with his Singaporean counterpart, Teo Eng Dih, Deputy Defense Minister Chung Suk-hwan explained the government’s response to COVID-19, and the military’s contribution in stemming the spread of the virus, according to the ministry.

Teo praised Seoul’s measures to control the virus and shared his country’s response, it said.

During the talks, the two sides agreed to boost their cooperation in the fields of defense technology and humanitarian activities.

“The two sides agreed to hold (the South Korea-Singapore defense strategy dialogue) every year to further discuss ways to improve their defense cooperation,” the ministry said in a release.

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