Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, held a meeting with Singaporean Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is the Coordinating Minister for Social Policies of Singapore. Mr. Tharman is currently on a working visit to India and called on PM Modi in New Delhi.
On his official Twitter handle, PM Modi wrote after the meeting with Mr. Tharman-
“Happy to have met Singapore’s Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Mr. @Tharman_S. We talked about numerous policy related subjects.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 6, 2020
In a statement regarding the meeting, India’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that Singapore and its companies are positive about their prospects in the country, and both the nations are looking for possibilities for further collaboration, including on digital trade information.
In another statement, the PMO said that they expressed satisfaction at the growing pace of bilateral relations. Also, the two leaders spoke on various matters of mutual interest in the field of economic cooperation, including the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, infrastructure, skills, and the digital economy.
Also, the PMO added that PM Modi expressed his wish to boost cooperation between the countries in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, digital payment systems, innovation, and governance.
After the meeting, Tharman said-
“PM Modi and I had a good discussion on India’s economic and social strategies to ensure sustained growth and inclusivity in the years to come.”
“The Modi Government has made huge strides in social transformation, particularly through sanitation, electrification of villages, bank accounts for all, and health insurance. This will be coupled with further reforms in economic transformation, particularly to ensure job growth for India’s young population.”
In another statement, Tharman stated-
“Singapore and our companies are optimistic about India’s long term prospects.We are growing investments in India, including in technology parks and logistics. We are also deepening collaboration in the digital economy, including linking up our payment systems and national single window platforms for trade.”