SINGAPORE: Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development Mr Lee Yi Shyan is visiting Guiyang, Guizhou Province, and Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from September 19 to 22.
In Guiyang, Mr Lee will call on the Guizhou provincial and Guiyang municipal leaders and discuss business opportunities for Singapore companies.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said Mr Lee will attend the 9th China—ASEAN Exposition (CAEXPO) and call on Guangxi Party Secretary Guo Shengkun in Nanning to reaffirm the growing economic ties between Guangxi and Singapore.
The CAEXPO seeks to promote economic cooperation between ASEAN and China through activities such as investment promotion and trade exhibition.
The theme of the 9th CAEXPO is "Science & Technology Cooperation".
In conjunction with CAEXPO, Mr Lee will represent Singapore at the inaugural ASEAN—China Science & Technology Ministerial Meeting, which serves as a platform to strengthen cooperation between China and ASEAN in Science & Technology.
He will also give a keynote speech at the 2nd ASEAN—China Free Trade Agreement Forum.
This meeting commemorates the 2nd anniversary of implementing the ASEAN—China Free Trade Agreement.
MTI said it provides an opportunity for relevant officials to review the evolution of the agreement and discuss cooperation in other fields.
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is leading a group of 17 Singapore companies from various sectors, including food, health products, electronics, education, financial, legal and business services solution providers, to participate in the 9th CAEXPO.
A group of Singapore companies who are winners of the Singapore Sustainability Awards 2012 will be featured at the Commercial Pavilion.
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