SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (DPM) met Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing’s Zhongnanhai leadership compound on Thursday.
The two leaders discussed bilateral and international issues.
Both highlighted the need to enhance cooperation in development software transfer, financial services and social management.
They also expressed satisfaction with the progress of joint government projects — the Suzhou Industrial Park and the Tianjin Eco—city.
Earlier, he met State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Communist Party of China (CPC) International Department Minister Wang Jiarui.
DPM Teo and Mr Dai reviewed bilateral relations and discussed Sino—US, as well as ASEAN—China ties.
In his meeting with Mr Wang, the CPC Minister noted that the CPC has often looked to Singapore for its experience in governance.
He said he hoped the CPC and Singapore’s People’s Action Party would work more closely to further develop bilateral relations.
DPM Teo will visit Suzhou on Friday to co—chair the 9th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) meeting with Vice Premier Wang.
The JCBC is an annual high—level platform to review existing collaborations and explore new areas of cooperation.
DPM Teo is on an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan.
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