Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan to boost defence, trade ties

By | October 31, 2017

New Delhi: Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan on Tuesday held in depth talks to spice up bilateral cooperation in key sectors equivalent to defence, safety and commerce.

Within the talks held below the framework of Joint Ministerial Committee, either side mentioned a variety of problems with shared pursuits and mutual concern, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated in a press release.

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore  before a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.  PTI

Minister for Exterior Affairs Sushma Swaraj shakes arms with Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Overseas Affairs of Singapore earlier than a gathering in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

It stated cooperation in political, defence and safety fields, commerce and funding, tourism and connectivity have been amongst different main points mentioned in the course of the talks.

The MEA stated the 2 sides additionally reviewed the commemoration of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and 25 years of India-ASEAN dialogue partnership.

“In addition they exchanged views on problems with mutual curiosity at regional and multilateral ranges, together with cooperation at UN and worldwide organisations,” it stated.

Swaraj additionally hosted a lunch within the honour of Balakrishnan, who’s on a two-day go to to India, and his delegation.

On Wednesday, Balakrishnan would go to Guwahati the place he would meet Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonawal and witness signing of an MoU on launching a ability improvement centre being arrange with Singapore’s help.

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