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Foreign Minister of Singapore visiting India

Foreign Minister of Singapore visiting India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2017, 07:16 pm

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IBNS): Foreign Minister of Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan is visiting India from Oct 31-Nov 1.

"On October 31, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral talks under the framework of Joint Ministerial Committee. EAM also hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting dignitary and his delegation," read an MEA statement.

Both sides discussed a wide range of bilateral issues of shared interests and mutual concerns.

In particular, they reviewed the upcoming high level exchanges, commemoration of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 25 years of India-ASEAN dialogue partnership, cooperation in political, defence and security fields, trade and investment, cooperation in tourism and culture, connectivity, and other aspects of partnership.

They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest at regional and multilateral levels, including cooperation at UN and International organisations.

On Nov 1, Dr. Balakrishnan would visit Guwahati, Assam where he would meet Chief Minister Sonawal and witness signing of an MoU to launch a Skill Development Centre being set up with Singapore’s assistance, under Prime Minister’s Skill India Initiative.