Singapore has decided to lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima prefecture in Japan , where the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed the decision on May 31 at a meeting with his visiting Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, according to Kyodo news agency.

Singapore stopped importing food products from Fukushima after the March 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in northeastern Japan .

Lee and Abe, meeting on the sidelines of the 13 th Asia Security Forum (Shangri-La Dialogue) in the city state, agreed to seek an early conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks and strengthen bilateral security cooperation.

They also confirmed a plan to revise a bilateral economic partnership agreement that took effect in 2002 with the aim of further promoting trade and investment between the two nations.

Japan and Singapore have boasted strong economic ties over many years. Singapore was the first country to sign a bilateral free trade agreement with Japan.-VNA