SINGAPORE: The police forces of Singapore and Australia will work closer together in the fight against transnational crime and in developing cooperation in key areas such as capacity building, information sharing and training.
Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday in Canberra.
It was signed by Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force Ng Joo Hee and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus at Parliament House.
The signing was witnessed by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Commissioner Ng said advancing cooperation among security organisations is key to fighting terrorism, cybercrime, transnational economic crime and many borderless crime in today’s globalised world.
He said no country can act alone and succeed in insulating itself against the threats posed by crime and terrorism.
The MOU, he said, signifies the common resolve of both organisations to strengthen bilateral ties and working relationship to fight crime and terrorism globally.
"I look forward to the frequent bilateral exchanges, visits, training, information sharing and most of all, investigative collaboration to solve transnational crimes," he said.
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