High-level Russia-Singapore governmental dialogue to promote broad-based cooperation
The High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) will meet in Singapore on Tuesday.
It'll be co-chaired by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr Igor Shuvalov.
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (24 Sept) that the high-level dialogue aims to explore and promote broad-based cooperation between Russia and Singapore in various fields.
These include trade and investment, information and communications technology, transportation, health, education, people to people ties, culture and other areas of mutual interest.
Mr Tharman and Mr Shuvalov will also participate in the Ministerial Dialogue Session at the Seventh Russia-Singapore Business Forum (RSBF) at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
The two leaders will discuss the outcome of their meetings with business leaders and exchange views on global developments.
Mr Shuvalov will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and former Minister Mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
He will also visit the National University Hospital of Singapore and Jurong Secondary School.
Meanwhile, the seventh Russia-Singapore Business Forum kicked off at the Marina Bay Sands on Monday.
The forum's executive director and Singapore's former envoy to Russia, Mr Michael Tay, said this year's forum will look ahead to anticipate the coming years, an era which will see cities taking on new meaning as they become the focal points of development.
The forum will continue to look at real estate as investment vehicles, industrial parks as models of development and technology as ways of collaboration between our companies.
Among the highlights of the event is an 'In Conversation' session with former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Wednesday.
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