Minister of Justice Tang Yijun attended the first meeting of the committee on China-Singapore legal cooperation on Dec 16 via video link. The meeting included a seminar on legal systems for commercial dispute settlement.
Minister of Justice Tang Yijun addresses the first meeting of the committee on China-Singapore legal cooperation via video link on Dec 16. [Photo/moj.gov.cn]
Tang said China's Ministry of Justice and Singapore's Ministry of Law have long maintained good cooperation, citing the signing of a memorandum of understanding on communication and cooperation as well as the founding of the committee.
He said the establishment of the committee as a platform for institutional cooperation between the two sides is an important step in deepening the comprehensive cooperative partnership between China and Singapore. It will promote cooperation between the two countries in commercial dispute settlement and deepen their legal cooperation, he added.
Stressing that China has made historical achievements and transformation in promoting the socialist rule of law, he called on the two sides to build consensus on the rule of law and deepening their communication in light of significant global changes, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also called for building arbitration and commercial mediation brands with international prominence, cultivating talents in related fields, and promoting international exchanges in commercial disputes settlement in order to improve the alternative resolution mechanism for international commercial disputes.
K Shanmugam, minister for home affairs and minister for law of Singapore, attended and addressed the meeting.