Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong’s India Visit ‘We are Happy to Support India’

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“Singapore and India are committed to deepening their bilateral relationship and are keen to work together in several areas such as developing smart cities and skills training.

With an aim to deepen bilateral ties in a range of areas including trade and investment, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong paid a five-day visit to India from October 3-7, 2016.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, both leaders explored ways to further bolster ties between the two countries.

“Singapore and India are committed to deepening their bilateral relationship and are keen to work together in several areas such as developing smart cities and skills training. Singapore remains a firm believer in India and we will continue to contribute, where we can, to India’s remarkable development story,” PM Lee said at a joint press conference after a closed door meeting with PM Modi in Hyderabad House, New Delhi.

Paying tribute to Singapore-India ties, PM Modi said, “Lee is a friend of India.”

“There is a growing optimism about India’s prospects due to the dynamic leadership and clear vision of PM Modi. Singapore is happy to support India’s efforts to transform its economy, and to give India’s youth the skills they need,” said PM Lee.

Both sides have agreed to expedite a second review of the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement and welcomed the issuance of corporate rupee bonds in Singapore, which will help India raise capital for its infrastructure needs.

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