From food security to ‘therapeutic gardens’: Singapore, China sign over 20 MOUs

Singapore and China signed 24 memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and agreements following the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation held on Dec 7. Presenting below some of the prominent declarations:

Environmental cooperation

Both sides will co-operate in places like nuclear security, radiation protection, biodiversity conservation and raised cooperation at several forums. This is in addition to already available cooperation in ecological civilisation, circular economy and environmental governance.

Climate-amiably and liveable cities

Singapore and China will work in a collaborative manner to promote the creation of climate-friendly and liveable cities, with the Tianjin Eco-City being used as a test bed. There will also be an yearly ministerial-level dialogue between both sides, with the inaugural session having taken place in May 2023.

Agriculture and food security

Both sides will be making attempts to strengthen and polish cooperation in the research and development of vertical farming and climate-resilient agriculture. They will also make attempts on areas relating to the trade of agricultural products, as well as food security and supply.