Month: June 2019

Argentina’s 209th Anniversary of the May Revolution – 29th May 2019 at Fullerton Bay Hotel, The Clifford Pier

On 29th May 2019, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic celebrated the 209th anniversary of the May Revolution, a celebration that commemorates the beginning of the process of Argentina toward its independence. The event was held at the Clifford Pier, Fullerton Bay Hotel in the presence of the authorities of the Government of Singapore, members of the diplomatic corps and members of the Argentine community in Singapore, along with many other guests. Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, Federico Barttfeld, together with Senior Minister of State, Dr. Koh Poh Koon offered commemorative speeches and the National Anthems of Argentina and...

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Europe Day 2019 – 9th May 2019 at The Asian Civilisations Museum

Europe Day 2019 celebrations in Singapore were held at the Asian Civilisations Museum – a museum that celebrates through its excellently curated collection the many connected strands of our rich and diverse cultures. The setting which included a terrace overlooking the Singapore River was greatly appreciated by the over 400 guests in attendance. Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations Mr S.Iswaran was the guest-of-honour. In his speech Mr Iswaran said the ratification of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA), “sends a strong signal of the EU’s commitment...

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World Opportunities Forum 2019: Create, Connect and Cross Invest

Ambassadors and High Commissioners on a mission to increase awareness of investment opportunities in their countries at the inaugural edition of the World Opportunities Forum 2019 (WOF).  The Forum attracted 18 foreign missions who presented investment information on a single platform.  The following embassies and high commissions participated:  Argentina, ASEF, Brazil, Egypt, Finland, India (WOF Country Partner), Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria,  Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Uzbekistan in Singapore. The World Opportunities Forum 2019 sessions offered a serious attempt to address matters that are intrinsic to the development and growth of economies and the...

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Qatar Hosts 16th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Meeting

SENIOR Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman visited Doha from 30th April to 1st May 2019 for the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). The Meeting, which has the theme “Partners in Progress”, will be hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. The ACD, an initiative by Thailand, was formed in 2002 to foster dialogue and cooperation in Asia. While in Doha, SMS Maliki will also meet with senior Qatari office holders and...

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US Congressional Delegation Visit

A bipartisan United States Congressional delegation led by Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured right) on 23rd April 2019 at the Istana.  The delegation comprises Congressman Ed Case (D-Hawaii), Congressman John Rutherford (R-Florida), Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-New Jersey), and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan). During the call, PM Lee and the Congressional delegation affirmed the robust, multifaceted and long-standing relationship between Singapore and the US.  The Congressional delegation expressed appreciation for Singapore’s consistent support for...

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