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Singapore, Japan's Kagoshima prefecture reaffirm warm relationship

The 17th Singapore-Kagoshima Conference (SKC) held in Kagoshima prefecture in Japan on Wednesday agreed to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, tourism, youth and cultural exchanges.

SINGAPORE: The 17th Singapore-Kagoshima Conference (SKC) held in Kagoshima prefecture in Japan on Wednesday agreed to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, tourism, youth and cultural exchanges.

Participants also had a fruitful discussion on ways to promote economic exchanges and to further enhance people-to-people ties between Singapore and Kagoshima.

The Singapore delegation was led by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mr Sam Tan, while the Governor of Kagoshima Prefecture Mr Yuichiro Ito, led the Japanese delegation.

During the conference, both leaders reaffirmed the warm and longstanding relationship Singapore and Kagoshima shared over the years.

In appreciation of the friendship, Mr Tan also presented Governor Ito with a self-penned calligraphy piece.

Established in 1982, the Singapore-Kagoshima Conference aims to promote cooperation between Singapore and Kagoshima.

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is the longest-running forum of its kind that Singapore has with a Japanese prefecture.

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