President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by a high state delegation, met with Prime Minister of Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong in Istana Palace, Friday afternoon.
Both leaders talked over technical bilateral cooperation in different areas. They also discussed efforts aimed at counter-terrorism and narcotics as well as prevailing opportunities in Afghanistan.
President Ghani said that terrorism and narcotics are two international dilemmas and we need collective efforts to deter these phenomena from threatening security, stability and development in the region and world.
President Ghani, referring to economic growth and development in Singapore, commended the hard work of Singaporean government and people and termed their experiences useful in these areas.
President Ghani closely interlinked the security, stability and development of Afghanistan with stability and development of the region. He added that Afghanistan will benefit from the well-tested experiences and technical know-how of developed countries such as Singapore.
Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore will extend technical support to Afghanistan in different areas. He added that visits of Afghan and Singaporean official delegations are a good way of exchanging ideas and experiences.
Prime Minister Loong stated that Government of Singapore will share technical know-how and prolific consultations with Government of Afghanistan in different domains such as development and capacity-building.
Afghan and Singaporean senior officials inked memorandum of understanding on bilateral technical cooperation in the presence of President Ghani and Prime Minister Loong.
Later, President Ghani and the accompanying delegation attended the dinner hosted by deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.