Singapore to open embassy in Israel

An Israeli flag in Jerusalem. Photo by Taylor Brandon on UnsplashAn Israeli flag in Jerusalem. Photo by Taylor Brandon on Unsplash

Singapore will open an embassy in Israel, more than 50 years after the two nations set up diplomatic relations, Yahoo News reported Monday, citing the city-state’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The embassy, which will be located in Tel Aviv, will help Singapore companies seeking to expand collaboration with potential Israeli partners, the report said. 

The announcement was made during an official visit by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan to Israel, which is the most high profile visit since Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit in 2016, the report said.

Israel has had an embassy in Singapore for more than five decades, the report said.

On Monday, Singapore and Israel entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in artificial intelligence, Channel News Asia reported. The cooperation will be between Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government Office and Israel’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, the report said.

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