Singapore - November 14, 2018

‎Today, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, on the margins of the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore.

The leaders discussed the importance of the global rules-based trading system. Both Prime Ministers welcomed each other’s countries ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the coming into force of the CPTPP on December 30, 2018. Canada and Singapore are among the first six countries to ratify the agreement, which will bring economic benefits and good jobs to their respective countries.

The Prime Minister thanked his counterpart for the invitation to address the ASEAN Summit as Guest of the Chair. Participation at the Summit demonstrates the value Canada places on its engagement with ASEAN.

The two Prime Ministers also welcomed the signing of Memoranda of Understanding on Infrastructure and Smart Cities Collaboration, as well as on Cyber Security Cooperation.