SINGAPORE: Singapore and the United States have reaffirmed their desire to enhance the existing strong legal cooperation between the two countries.
US Attorney—General Eric H. Holder, Jr called on Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam on Thursday.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said both men had a good discussion on various legal issues of mutual concern.
Following their meeting, they signed the Preventing and Combating Serious Crime (PCSC) Agreement on behalf of their respective governments.
The PCSC Agreement is an information—sharing agreement between both governments aimed at preventing and combating serious crimes, such as transnational organised crime and terrorism.
Mr Holder also had a good exchange of views during his meetings with Singapore Attorney—General Steven Chong, S.C. and Supreme Court Judge of Appeal—Designate Sundaresh Menon, S.C.
He also delivered the Singapore Academy of Law Distinguished Speaker Lecture on "Asymmetrical Threats: Responding to Terrorism and Cybercrime while Protecting Civil Liberties."
Mr Holder and his delegation will return to the US on Friday.
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