SINGAPORE — Singapore and Thailand have agreed to expedite ongoing discussions for a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) arrangement to facilitate essential business travel.
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a media statement that the two Southeast Asian countries arrived at the agreement during the Singapore-Thailand Political Consultations video-conference on Wednesday (26 August).
The video-conference was co-chaired by MFA’s Permanent Secretary Chee Wee Kiong and his Thai counterpart Busaya Mathelin.
Both permanent secretaries touched on boosting the resilience of supply chains and connectivity networks with the proposed RGL arrangement between the two countries, with the necessary public health safeguards.
They expressed appreciation for the mutual assistance and support rendered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including to the nationals residing in each other’s countries and the facilitation of their return home.
Both sides also shared information and experiences on combatting COVID-19, and mutually contributed medical supplies, equipment and COVID-19 diagnostic test kits.
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