Singapore says Malaysia ties in downward spiral, hopes for amicable outcome




Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, left, shakes arms along with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong throughout a gathering on the Presidential Palace on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on Nov. 12, 2018.

Singapore’s international minister stated on Monday ties with neighboring Malaysia have been in a “downward spiral” over a collection of maritime and airspace disputes however hoped the problems may very well be resolved amicably.

Singapore’s Vivian Balakrishnan and his Malaysian counterpart, Saifuddin Abdullah, met final week and agreed to take steps to de-escalate tensions over the air and maritime disputes.




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