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PM Modi accorded ceremonial welcome at Istana Merdeka

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 June 2018, 10:37 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded ceremonial welcome at Istana, the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore on Friday.
Prime Minister Modi called on Singapore President Halimah Yacob.

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong was also present during the event.
Prime Minister Modi and his Singaporean counterpart PM Lee will be inking and exchange of MoUs and joint press statements.

After the joint presser, Prime Minister Lee will host an official lunch in honour of Prime Minister Modi.

Prime Minister Modi will next visit the Nanyang Technical University, which is ranked the best technological university and is considered a leading centre for research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will interact with the president and the board members of the university.

Following this, Prime Minister Modi will deliver the keynote address of the Shangri-La Dialogue, which will be the first address by an Indian Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi landed in Singapore on Thursday, where he received a rousing welcome from the crowd, most of them Indian, as he reached Hotel Fullerton on arriving in Singapore.

A range of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and Singapore in the presence of the heads of various conglomerates during the event at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the business-cum-community event named 'Anushasanam', where various heads of both Indian and Indonesian companies were present.

A total of 14 Business to Business and Business to Government were signed in the event. B & B2G documents were announced in the event.

A project between Tata Education and Development Trust and ITE Education Services Singapore was introduced in the event as part of a number of Indian institutes of skills will be set up.

While promoting the Make In India initiative Singapore and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

Further another project between National Skill Development Center of India (NSDC) and National University of Singapore was launched to focus on developing skills in future.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NSDC, Singapore Polytechnic, and Temasek Foundation International to establish trainer and assessor academies in India.

Another MoU was signed between SynchroServe Global Solutions and Skills SG venture for skill training.

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) signed a MoU for wastewater management and recycling in the presence of CII Director -General Chandrajeet Banerjee and SCE's CEO Kong Wy Mun.

CII signed another MoU with Singapore Business Federation on creating family business networks and training family businesses.

Further, a statement of Intent was signed between NITI Aayog and Pan IIM Alumni Association (PIIMA), IIT Alumni Association of Singapore (IITAAS), The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE), Data Security Council of India (DSCI) , and The Indian School of Business Alumni Association - Singapore Chapter (ISBAA) to support India's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on supporting India's innovation and entrepreneurship and promoting India's efforts towards innovation abroad.

A MoU was signed between Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Food Industry Asia (FIA) for cooperation in food processing, safety, and capacity-building.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and, Singapore Space Technology Association, (SSTA) signed a MoU for commercial collaboration in the space sector and the development of the Singapore space industry.

The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) and Asian Competitiveness Institute (ACI), LKY of Public Policy signed a MoU for joint research on competitiveness assessments and public policy.

Further, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Enterprise Singapore Board (ES) signed a MoU to support investments by Singapore skills training providers in India.

A MoU was signed between Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) on business exposure in India and Singapore.
Finally, CII signed a MoU with WateROAM on rural water solutions in India (providing young Singapore start-ups opportunities in India.)

Before Singapore, Prime Minister visited Indonesia and Malaysia in a bid to enhance India's relations and engagements with the three countries, who are members of the ASEAN.

In Indonesia, 15 MoUs between the two countries were signed and in Kuala Lampur, he met with the newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Bin Mohamad.

(ANI)

First published: 1 June 2018, 10:37 IST
 
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