Prime Minister Narendra Modi held high level bilateral talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore, on his second day of his tour.
A gamut of strategic, economic and technological issues figured during their talks. Several MoUs were signed. Prime Minister expressed gratitude to Singapore’s PM and said he has always made untiring efforts towards strengthening relations with India.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister was accorded ceremonial welcome at Istana, the official residence of Singapore President.
After the bilateral talks, India and Singapore will sign and exchange agreements and MoUs in areas of higher education, capacity building, defence, urban infrastructure, people to people contacts among other things followed by a joint statement.
He will call on Singapore President Halimah Yakub and visit Nanyang Technical University and interact with Students. Later, Mr Modi will deliver key-note address in the 18th Shangri La dialogue, a global platform that discusses security related issues in the Asia Pacific region .
Mr Modi who is the first Indian leader to deliver a key note address at this international forum, is likely to emphasis on India’s perspective on security concerns in this region.
He is expected to focus on geopolitical issues in the region, particularly highlight the role that India could play in stabilising the security of Asia and its waters