September 30, 2022

India, Singapore review entire gamut of bilateral relations, express satisfaction on development

15th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Singapore held

New Delhi, India and Singapore reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expressed their satisfaction that despite the pandemic, considerable substance and content had been added to the bilateral relationship, especially in trade and defence cooperation.

The review was done during 15th India-Singapore Foreign Office Consultations held virtually on August 11. The Indian delegation was led by Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Singapore delegation was led by Mr. Chee Wee Kiong, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore.

The delegation discussed ways to further strengthen economic engagement between both countries. Easing travel restrictions and resumption of people-to-people contact was also discussed. Secretary (East) thanked Singapore for their support during the second Covid wave.

Issues pertaining to ASEAN-India relations and India Singapore cooperation in the Indo-Pacific were also discussed. Singapore has taken over as country coordinator for India at the ASEAN for a three year period (2021-2024). Views were exchanged on international and strategic issues pertaining to the region.

The talks were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Both sides agreed to hold the next consultations at a mutually convenient date.

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