This is also Toshimitsu's first official visit to Singapore as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu

According to a statement of the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and hold talks with his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.

The two sides are expected to discuss bilateral ties, measures to cope with COVID-19, and the resumption of cross-border travel between the two countries.

According to The Straits Times, the East Sea issue is also likely to be touched upon during the talks.

After his trip to Singapore, the Japanese minister will visit Malaysia on August 14 and 15.

Source: VNA