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Singapore, US pledge to boost cooperation in anti-terror fight

2015-02-15 08:28:25       source:Straits Times

February 15, 2015


"Singapore and the United States have pledged to step up anti-terrorism cooperation, ahead of an inaugural global summit to be organised by the White House on countering violent extremism.


The move was one of the key outcomes of the third US-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue held in the US capital last Friday.


A joint statement said that the dialogue's co-chairs, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Chee Wee Kiong and US top diplomat for Asia Daniel Russel, noted a "mutual desire to work to counter violent extremism in all its forms, having partnered together on the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL". ISIL is another name for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant group, or ISIS."


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