Singapore and Uzbekistan Sign MOU to Strengthen Legal Cooperation
22 Apr 2021 Posted in Press releases
- Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam SC, and Uzbekistan’s Minister of Justice, Mr Ruslanbek Davletov, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Legal Cooperation on the sidelines of the Tashkent Law Spring1. Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to Uzbekistan, Mr Zulkifli Baharudin, and Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Singapore, Mr Kakhramon Shakirov, were also present to witness the signing, which was conducted via videoconference.
- The MoU provides a framework for legal cooperation in the following areas:
i) Exchange of information on the promotion of the rule of law
ii) Exchange of information on how legislation may be used to safeguard the interests of society and the economy during times of crisis, including during a pandemic
iii) Sharing of experience on the provision of legal services
iv) Sharing of experience and joint promotion of international commercial dispute resolution services, such as arbitration and mediation, and the joint promotion of the Singapore Convention on Mediation.
- Minister Shanmugam said: “We share warm relations with Uzbekistan, and the signing of this MoU will further strengthen our ties. We are committed to further deepening our bilateral relations and cooperation in legal matters, and look forward to working closely with our counterparts in Uzbekistan.”
- At the Tashkent Law Spring, Minister Shanmugam gave a welcome speech and participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “Implementation of a unified state legal policy: Current challenges and future trends”.
MINISTRY OF LAW
22 APRIL 2021
1. The Tashkent Law Spring is an international legal forum organised by the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan.↩
Last updated on 22 Apr 2021