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Singapaore President Visits India
Feb 18, 2015

The President of Singapore Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam paid a State Visit to India from 8-11 February. His delegation included number of ministers, parliamentarians and senior officials. His visit highlighted the celebrations on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore.

Key Points :

  • President Tan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and had wide-ranging discussions on enhancement of bilateral relations and strengthening of cooperation on regional and international issues.

  • The discussions covered new focus areas that will directly feed into India’s development process. These included specific initiatives to develop Smart Cities and urban rejuvenation, promote Skill Development, measures to speed up connectivity and coastal and port development, strengthening linkages with the North East of India, projects to Scale up investments in the new development initiatives launched in India and enhancing exchanges with India. 

  • India and Singapore agreed on sharing of experiences in science and technology, space and other areas to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as broadening cooperation in fighting terrorism. 

  • President Tan also inagurated the Singapore Festival in India.

  • He launched the commemorative book titled Singapore and India: Towards a Shared Future.

  • He opened the Peranakan Exhibition at National Museum in New Delhi.

  • He also hosted a Food Festival themed Flavours of Singapore.

The year-long Festival of India in Singapore is currently underway, since August 2014, to showcase India’s culture, innovation, youth and States. 


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