Month: December 2018

18th Doha Forum: Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World

SENIOR Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman visited the State of Qatar from 15 to 16 December 2018 to participate in the 18th Doha Forum. Since 2001, the Doha Forum is an annual high-level meeting for government officials, business representatives, technical experts, and civil society representatives to discuss issues on regional and global stability and economic prosperity. The theme for this year’s Forum was ‘Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World.’ A statement released by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs said SMS Dr Maliki participated as a panellist...

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Singapore Set to Tango with Argentina with Conclusion of BIT and DTA Agreements in 2019

 Argentina’s presidency of the G20, the world’s pre-eminent forum for economic, financial and political cooperation, showed “Our nation is integrated with the international community and has much to offer it… Argentina seeks to play a constructive role in finding solutions to global challenges,” said President Mauricio Macri ARGENTINA received the distinction of being the first country in South America to host the G20 Meeting. At the invitation of Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a working visit from 28 November to 1 December 2018 for the 13th G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires. On 29...

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INTERVIEW – H.E. Federico Alejandro Barttfeld: Argentina: New Reforms Signal Economic Turnaround

The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic on the significance of the re-opening of the embassy here, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Argentina and an invitation to investors to be part of the country’s economic growth PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong was on a working visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina in conjunction with the 13th G20 Leaders’ Summit. Please tell us more about the visit. It was very important for us to have Prime Minister Lee visiting Argentina for the first time. We worked closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore to ensure the success of...

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INTERVIEW: H.E. Niclas Kvarnström: Innovation an Impetus for Future Growth

LOOKING back on his career choices as an individual and as a family man H.E. Niclas Kvarnström reflects on the excellent experiences he has garnered for his new assignment in a region he is not only familiar with, but has come to love. As an old Asia hand he is well versed in the rich nuances and niceties required to engage with the land and the people and to bring the very best of his learnings to making this assignment a success on many fronts. This symbiotic connect with Asia goes back to those early university days when he...

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PHL Trade Sec Ramon Lopez: Still Gung-Ho Over Growing Economy

On the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, Philippines Secretary of Trade Ramon Lopez takes time out from the ASEAN Summit to talk to IN Diplomacy about RCEP negotiations and the country’s prospects ahead in 2019 TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez indicates what an exciting time it is for the Philippines as it comes away from the positive vibes of the 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit (RCEP) Summit and looks to capitalize on a burgeoning economy powered by its new Ease of Doing Business and high potential for investors. The 2nd RCEP Summit is one of several held in...

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