All you should know about PM Modi’s Singapore visit
India’s prime minister
He attended and held a series of meetings at the East Asia Summit, the Asean-India informal meet and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit. Here are the highlights of his visit.
1. The prime minister participated in a bilateral meeting with US Vice President
2. Modi attended the 13th East Asia Summit, which is held annually by leaders of 18 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian regions including Russia and the United States. He reportedly addressed multilateral cooperation and economic and cultural ties among member nations.
Guiding India-Singapore Strategic Partnership.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2018
PM @narendramodi met with Prime Minister of Singapore @leehsienloong on the sidelines of #EastAsiaSummit. Good exchange of views on cooperation in financial technology, enhanced connectivity and regional economic integration. pic.twitter.com/UXobaJ5kSA
3. PM attended the second meet of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and pushed for an agreement through multilateral and bilateral talks among the member countries. The RCEP is a proposed free-trade agreement between ASEAN and six Asia-Pacific states with which the regional bloc has existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) -- namely China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
Shaping the agenda for regional cooperation— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2018
PM @narendramodi attended the 2nd #RCEP Summit in Singapore with 16 member states. PM reiterated that India was committed to early conclusion of high quality comprehensive and balanced regional economic partnership agreement. pic.twitter.com/Ttwv9k6yQn
4. Attending Singapore
A very good meeting between Prime Minister @narendramodi and Mr. @leehsienloong.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 14, 2018
Subjects pertaining to India-Singapore relations, particularly trade and people-to-people ties were discussed during the meeting. pic.twitter.com/gBG3yYeHIq
5. Modi also met Scott Morrison on the sidelines of East Asia Summit. Both the leaders talked on strengthening the ties in trade and investment, and other areas of bilateral cooperation.
Taking stock of the relationship.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2018
PM @narendramodi met with PM of Australia @ScottMorrisonMP on the margins of #EastAsiaSummit in Singapore. Both leaders had a good discussion on deepening ties in trade & investment, defence & security and other areas of bilateral cooperation. pic.twitter.com/uu1H8Qs6i0
6. He also made a call for fintech innovation and opportunities for fintech companies to target India as an investment destination.
i say this to all the fintech companies and startups – India is your best destination: PM pic.twitter.com/BXOpt7T32v— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 14, 2018
7. Modi also launched APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange), a global fintech platform with Deputy PM of Singapore, T. Shanmugaratnam. He said that the programme will eventually connect our companies to financial institutions across the world.
Towards enhancing global financial inclusion.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) November 14, 2018
PM @narendramodi launching APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange), a global fintech platform with Deputy PM of #Singapore T. Shanmugaratnam. APIX will eventually connect our companies to financial institutions globally. pic.twitter.com/cvSzG0wecX
With inputs from IANS