The establishment of an annual discussion between Singapore and the United States was announced on Tuesday (Mar 29) as part of bolstering cybersecurity cooperation.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is in the United States on a working visit. After attending a meeting in the White House, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Joe Biden released a joint statement.
According to the presidents, both countries have a “strong and growing relationship” on cybersecurity.
The cyber discussion was established after the ratification of three cybersecurity memorandums of understanding during US Vice President Kamala Harris’ official visit to Singapore in August of last year.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Joe Biden agreed to work together more closely to address cyber threats, improve resilience, and secure vital infrastructure. Both have also stated that they will lead operations in the International Counter Ransomware Initiative to combat the worldwide spike in ransomware strikes.
“Today’s challenges all demand closer cooperation between us,” they said in the statement. “For many decades the United States and Singapore have worked together to overcome the challenges of the day, and we will continue to do so, with determination and resolve.
“Together, we are deepening our strategic partnership to seize opportunities and address emerging threats.”