Singapore (VNA) - Singapore and the US renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the third country training programme (TCTP) during Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan's working visit to Washington from September 26-29.

Balakrishnan held talks with his US counterpart Antony Blinken and the two sides agreed to extend the TCTP for another three years, until 2025.

This fourth cycle of the Singapore-US TCTP celebrates a decade of successful partnership between Singapore and the US. Since its establishment, the Singapore-US TCTP has trained more than 1,500 participants from Southeast Asia in over 57 programmes in areas such as cybersecurity, supply chain resilience, global growth and innovation, climate change and space. 

The Singapore-US TCTP is one of several technical cooperation partnerships under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP), Singapore’s primary platform for sharing development experiences and expertise with other countries. Established in 1992, the SCP has trained over 132,000 participants from 180 countries and territories as well as international and regional organisations. The SCP will mark its 30th anniversary in 2022./.