SINGAPORE (Mar 14): Neighbours Singapore and Malaysia took steps toward resolving a dispute over port limits, even as tensions remain over water supply.

The countries agreed on guidelines to prevent more friction, including reverting to earlier territorial borders and refraining from commercial activities or anchoring government vessels in the area, the foreign ministers said in a joint statement in Kuala Lumpur.

“These measures were vital to de-escalate the situation on the ground,” they said in the statement.

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