TOKYO (AP) - Japan and Singapore agreed May 17 to join in extending technological
know-how to developing nations, the Foreign Ministry said.
The agreement came after Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Japanese Prime
Minister Kiichi Miyazawa discussed ways of contributing to peace and economic development
in Asia, said a ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
At a news conference, Goh said that if Japan independently withdraws its peacekeepers
from the U.N. Mission in Cambodia, it would signal that Tokyo no longer wants to
play an international role, Kyodo news service reported.