External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets Singapore’s deputy PM, defence minister; discusses bilateral ties and global developments

EAM S Jaishankar interacts with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong during a meeting, in Singapore. PTI Photo

EAM S Jaishankar interacts with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong during a meeting, in Singapore. PTI Photo

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met two vital heads of Singapore, including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, here and traded sees on the worldwide financial and political circumstance, and talked about ways of reinforcing respective ties and take it to a higher level.

Jaishankar made a stop in Singapore in transit to Indonesia to take part in the G20 unfamiliar priests’ gathering in Bali on July 7 and 8.

“Delighted to meet DPM and Finance Minister@LawrenceWongST in Singapore. A decent conversation on taking our reciprocal organization to a higher level. Likewise traded sees on the worldwide political and financial circumstance,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

“India and Singapore are close and well established companions, with a meaningful relationship across many fields. So it was great to find Indian External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar toward the beginning of today to examine regions for two-sided participation and more extensive international turns of events,” Wong said in a tweet after his gathering with Jaishankar.

Other than Wong, Jaishankar likewise met Singapore’s guard serve Ng Eng Hen.

“Express gratitude toward Singapore Defense Minister @Ng_Eng_Hen for facilitating me this evening. Partaken in our discussion. Continuously benefit from his bits of knowledge and viewpoints,” Jaishankar tweeted.

“Glad to eat with India Minister of External Affairs @DrSJaishankar. As usual, I track down pearls of shrewdness from our discussions to accomplish security for both our nations and the locale,” Ng Eng Hen tweeted.

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India-Singapore relations depend on shared values and approaches, financial open doors and union of interests on major questions. Safeguard relations are areas of strength for especially.

Financial and mechanical ties are broad and developing. Singapore is India’s sixth biggest exchange accomplice (2020-21) with a portion of 3.2 percent of India’s general exchange.

In 2021-22 (April – September 2021) respective exchange remained at USD 14.2 billion.

The G20 is a main gathering that brings the world’s significant economies.

Its individuals represent more than 80% of the worldwide GDP, 75% of worldwide exchange and 60 percent of the number of inhabitants in the planet.

The Ministry of External Affairs said Jaishankar is supposed to hold a few reciprocal gatherings with his partners from other G20 part states uninvolved of the 2-day meeting of unfamiliar priests.

The unfamiliar priests of China, Russia and the US are supposed to be available in Bali.

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