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Singapore to suspend new landing procedures for Seletar Airport


Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (left) met his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Singapore on Jan 8, 2019, to discuss recent bilateral disputes. - ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (left) met his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Singapore on Jan 8, 2019, to discuss recent bilateral disputes. - ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to "immediately simultaneously" suspend Malaysia's permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang as well as new landing procedures for Seletar Airport for at least a month.

In the meantime, the transport ministers from both countries should meet soon for discussions "to ensure the safety and efficiency of civil aviation", both countries said in a joint statement on Tuesday (Jan 8).

This was after a meeting in Singapore between Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah to discuss recent bilateral disputes.

   

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