Dr S. Jaishankar to Visit Singapore

Oct 23: External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S. Jaishankar paid an official visit to Singapore from 18-21 October, 2023. He had several bilateral engagements with the leadership and senior Ministers of the Cabinet. EAM called on H.E. Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, President of Singapore and congratulated him on his recent election victory. EAM also paid a call on H.E. Mr. Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. Both exchanged views on deepening engagement in the identified pillars of our cooperation viz. Fintech, Digitalization, Green economy, Skills development and Food security. EAM also met H.E. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security.

EAM had a comprehensive discussion with H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs on bilateral and global issues of mutual interest. He also met H.E. Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence. During their talks, both acknowledged the close bilateral defence engagement and committed to take it forward. EAM had a productive meeting with H.E. Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Trade & Industry, to discuss new domains of cooperation. He also met H.E. Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law to exchange views on strengthening our bilateral partnership.

The visit presented an opportunity to further deepen the Strategic Partnership between India and Singapore. EAM was accompanied by Secretary (East) and other senior officials from the Ministry.

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