Ties between Singapore and Qatar have made significant progress, with the signing of five memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in different fields including personnel training, management and education.

The MoUs were inked during the two countries’ sixth High Level Joint Committee (HLJC) held in Singapore on November 14.

Speaking at the event, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underscored the fine relations between the two countries, with more than 20 MoUs and agreements signed over the five previous committee meetings.

He said bilateral trade amounts to some 10 billion SGD per year, and Qatar is Singapore’s third largest trade partner in the Middle East.

The PM reiterated that Singapore and Qatar share similar strategic outlooks and still have much more to learn from each other.

The November 14 discussion will pave the way to improve the bilateral relations, particularly as the two countries celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties next year.-VNA