Month: October 2019

India High Commission Hits High Marks with India-Singapore Business and Innovation Summit

It was the biggest business and innovation summit on India to be held here with its inaugural session featuring India’s Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar, and Singapore’s Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and was chaired by Prof Tommy Koh   THE High Commission of India in Singapore together in partnership with agencies of Governments of India and Singapore, Chambers of Commerce, professional associations and innovation labs,  successfully organised a 2-day Business and Innovation Summit, ‘India-Singapore: The Next Phase’, from 9th to 10th September 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. The Next Phase had...

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SM Tharman @ Vladivostok

Senior Minister Tharman co-chaired High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission and was a speaker at the Eastern Economic Forum SENIOR Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam visited Vladivostok, Russia from 4th to 6th September 2019. Senior Minister Tharman co-chaired the 10th Session of the High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC10) with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Maxim Akimov on 6th September 2019. In conjunction with IGC10, Senior Minister Tharman also attended the Fifth Eastern Economic Forum on 5th September 2019 where he spoke on the “Digital State: New Business Models Brought by Total Digitalisation” on a panel...

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PM LEE in Armenia to Witness EAEU Signing

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong was in Yerevan, Armenia from 28th September to 1st October 2019 to attend the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting, at the invitation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Council is a meeting of the leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. PM Lee and the EAEU leaders witnessed the signing of the Framework and non-Services & Investment Agreements, as well as the Armenia-Singapore Services & Investment Agreement, that form part of the EAEU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EAEUSFTA). Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman...

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President Halimah Visit to Mark Singapore-Philippines Jubilee

As endorsed by Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob, during her recent 5-day state tour of the Philippines, there are a host of opportunities for engagement and collaboration in terms of human capital, innovation and infrastructure, not just in the mega-cities but also in the provinces SINGAPORE’S President Halimah Yacob’s 5-day state visit to Philippines zeroed in on many aspects of the ties between the two nations, while at the same time drawing attention to the opportunities of deeper engagement with regard to business, infrastructure development and people-to-people connectivity. During the course of the visit in which President Halimah Yacob also...

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Indonesia 74th Independence Day Diplomatic Reception

22nd August 2019 Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore THE year 2019  marked the return to the presidency for HE Joko Widodo and by August a return to “business as usual” for Indonesia as it continues its development plans for the future. At its 74th  Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence Diplomatic Reception at the expansive Embassy’s Ripta Loka hall, the Republic of Indonesia’s Ambassador to Singapore, HE Ngurah Swajaya, described in his Welcome Address how the relatively peaceful election process and outcome has shown once again that: “Democracy, peace and stability; the rule of law reign supreme...

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