Updated: 02/07/2014 02:02

Malaysia Home Affairs Minister calls on PM Lee, DPM Teo, affirms close bilateral cooperation

Photo credit: MHA

Photo credit: MHA

Singapore and Malaysia have affirmed the close bilateral cooperation between the security and law enforcement agencies on both sides. 

This came when the Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and also met with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean today. 

Singapore's Foreign Ministry says PM Lee who welcomed the growing cooperation, also looked forward to the further deepening of bilateral ties. 

And in their meeting, DPM Teo and Dr Ahmad Zahid noted the strong momentum of interactions at the senior officials' level. 

The Home Affairs Ministry says both leaders agreed to meet annually, and to keep each other updated on developments in the areas of security and law enforcement. 

DPM Teo who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Minister, thanked Dr Ahmad Zahid for the invaluable assistance from Malaysia's law enforcement and security agencies over the years. 

He says close cooperation is a key advantage in tackling common cross border crime and security threats. 

Likewise, Dr Zahid Hamidi says he cherishes the close rapport and comfort level in their working relations. 

For this has contributed towards the exchanges of information when resolving issues of mutual interests to Malaysia and Singapore. 

Dr Zahid Hamidi is on a three-day introductory on DPM Teo's invitation.

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