Month: January 2018

Prime Minister Lee Visits Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an Official Visit to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from 22 to 24 January 2018, at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. There Prime Minister Lee met President Sirisena, and was hosted to an Official Lunch. The leaders discussed strengthening relations between Singapore and Sri Lanka, as well as ways to enhance economic cooperation and collaboration in capacity building. Prime Minister Lee and President Sirisena witnessed the signing of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA). Both leaders endorsed the importance of strengthening trade and investment cooperation, and expressed...

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The Peak Inaugural Diplomatic Ball

THE PEAK celebrated an evening of cross cultural sharing with the attendance of over 80 ambassadors, high commissioners, senior consular personnel and their partners dressed in their national costumes and key corporate business leaders, at the Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore on 18 January 2018. This event was co-organized and graced by His Excellency Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland of Singapore and Dean of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps Singapore. Highlight of the event was a Polonaise ceremonial dance that engaged some of the 220 attendees of the night within the ballroom. The ball raised more than $31,000 for MILK (Mainly...

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Coffee Morning Sessions

The wives of Singapore’s diplomatic corps congregated at the home of the Indonesian Ambassador in Singapore for their monthly Coffee Morning sessions. Hosted by Ibu Mahaswi Swajaya wife of Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya, the ladies were treated to a slice of Indonesian cultural life when Ibu Swi taught them some Javanese dance steps and traditional food  on 18th January 2018. (Photo Credit: Dharma Wanita Persatuan DWP KBRI Singapura Facebook Page)...

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Dato’ Zulkifli Adnan: Face-to-Face Interaction Preferred

The new High Commissioner of Malaysia to the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Dato’ Zulkifli Adnan presented his credentials to President Halimah Yacob on 25 October 2017. Last November, in conversation with Ms Nomita Dhar, Editor-in Chief IN Diplomacy, he talks about bilateral relations and is optimistic about future interactions between the two nations Ambassador! Welcome to Singapore. It’s our pleasure to have you here and introduce you to the readers of IN Diplomacy. We are sure you are going to take Malaysia-Singapore ties to even greater heights given your illustrious career. Please share your views on the current state...

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Joint Statement From PSI Partners in Support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2375 and 2397 Enforcement

In September 2003, the original eleven Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) partners gathered in Paris to adopt the PSI Statement of Interdiction Principles. Currently, 105 nations around the globe have endorsed those principles. The Statement of Interdiction Principles calls on all endorsing States to establish, consistent with national legal authorities and relevant international law and frameworks including United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolutions, a more coordinated and effective basis to impede and stop shipments of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), delivery systems, and related materials flowing to and from States and non-state actors of proliferation concern. Specifically, the principles commit...

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