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Updated: 03/20/2013 04:26 | By Channel NewsAsia

DPM Teo meets key Thai leaders

DPM Teo meets key Thai leaders

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is on an official visit to Thailand, met Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, DPM Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, met the President of the Privy Council General Prem Tinsulanonda and Deputy Prime Minister Police Captain Chalerm Ubumrung.

During the meetings, the leaders reaffirmed the excellent bilateral ties and multi—faceted nature of Singapore’s cooperation with Thailand.

Both sides also expressed their continued commitment towards countering transnational crime and the illicit drug trade in particular.

DPM Teo also invited PM Yingluck on behalf of PM Lee Hsien Loong to visit Singapore for a Leaders’ Retreat later in the year.

DPM Teo’s visit to Thailand is at the invitation of his Home Affairs counterpart DPM Police Captain Chalerm Ubumrung.

Both sides noted the ongoing good cooperation between the security and law enforcement agencies.

In discussing the threat posed by the scourge of drugs, both agreed on the need for strong enforcement to combat the impact of illicit drugs on their respective communities.

DPM Teo will round off his official visit on Wednesday with an audience with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and meetings with other Thai personalities.

— CNA/ms

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