Singapore and Vietnam to work on pacts to boost digital economy


Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s bilateral meeting with Bui Thanh Son on June 21, 2021. - MFA

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Singapore and Vietnam have agreed to accelerate the setting up of joint working groups to develop bilateral agreements on digital economy.

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met with his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son on Monday (June 21) and both ministers agreed on mutual recognition of health certificates to facilitate the safe resumption of travel between the two countries.

Dr Balakrishnan is on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Son. This is the first time a Singapore minister has visited Vietnam since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Dr Balakrishnan will return to Singapore on Wednesday (June 23). - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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