Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met two key leaders, including Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, and exchanged views on the global economic and political situation and discussed ways to strengthen and take bilateral ties to the next level. . Jaishankar stopped in Singapore on his way to Indonesia to attend the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali on July 7 and 8.
Thanks to the Minister of Defense of Singapore Ng_Eng_Hen For hosting me this afternoon.
Enjoyed our conversation.
Always take advantage of his insights and perspectives. pic.twitter.com/FtF5bidwp2
– Dr. S. Jaishankar (rDrSJaishankar) July 6, 2022
Glad to meet DPM and Finance Minister awLawrenceWongST in Singapore. There was good discussion to take our bilateral partnership to the next level. They also exchanged views on the global political and economic situation, Jaishankar said in a tweet. India and Singapore are near and far. – Friends with strong ties in many areas, so it was nice to discuss bilateral cooperation and broader geopolitical developments with Indian Foreign Minister rDrSJaishankar this morning, Wong said in a tweet after Jaishankar’s visit.
Apart from Wong, Jaishankar also met Singapore’s Defense Minister NG Ingraj Hein. “Thanks to संरक्षणNg_Eng_Hen, Minister of Defense of Singapore for hosting me this afternoon. Enjoyed our conversation. Always take advantage of their insights and perspectives,” Jaishankar tweeted.
“Enjoyed having lunch with परDrSJaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India. As always, I got pearls of wisdom from our conversation to achieve stability for both our country and the region,” tweeted Ng English Hein. India-Singapore relations are based on shared values and perspectives, economic opportunities and convergence of interests on key issues. Defense ties are particularly strong.
Economic and technical ties are expanding and growing. Singapore is India’s 6th largest trading partner (2020-21) accounting for 3.2 per cent of India’s total trade. In 2021-22 (April-September 2021) bilateral trade was USD 14.2 billion.
The G20 is a leading group that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of world trade, and 60 percent of the planet’s population.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that Jaishankar is expected to hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other G20 member countries, in addition to the two-day meeting of foreign ministers. The foreign ministers of China, Russia and the United States are expected to attend in Bali.
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