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PRESS RELEASE : JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY DATO’ SRI MUHAMMAD SHAHRUL IKRAM YAAKOB SECRETARY-GENERAL, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA AND MR. CHEE WEE KIONG PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE MEETING BETWEEN MALAYSIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE WORKING GROUP 28 JANUARY 2019

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY
DATO’ SRI MUHAMMAD SHAHRUL IKRAM YAAKOB

SECRETARY-GENERAL, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA

AND

MR. CHEE WEE KIONG
PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

 

MEETING BETWEEN MALAYSIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

WORKING GROUP

28 JANUARY 2019

 

 

On 28 January 2019, the Malaysia-Singapore Working Group established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore met in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Working Group was tasked, in relation to maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits, to study and discuss the legal and operational matters in order to de-escalate the situation on the ground and provide a basis for further discussions and negotiations.

 

The Malaysian and Singapore delegations were led respectively by Dato’ Sri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, and Mr Chee Wee Kiong, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

 

Based on the mandate given by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore during their meeting on 8 January 2019, the two delegations had constructive discussions on a set of positive recommendations which will be submitted to the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore for their consideration when finalised.

 

 

28 January 2019