PM Modi before departing said, “I will be visiting Singapore on 14-15 November, to participate in the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits. In addition, I would also participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Leaders’ Meeting. My participation in these meetings symbolizes our continued commitment to strengthening our engagement with ASEAN Member States and with the wider Indo-Pacific region. I am looking forward to my interactions with other ASEAN and East Asia Summit Leaders,” PM added.
On 14 November, PM Modi will be the first Head of Government to deliver the Keynote Address at the Singapore Fintech Festival. Fintech is the world’s largest event on financial technology.
PM Modi will hold several bilateral meetings during his two day stay in Singapore, including one with the US Vice President Mike Pence.
Narendra Modi will also interact with the participants and winners of the joint India-Singapore Hackathon. Modi said, “It is my firm belief that if we provide the right encouragement and a nurturing ecosystem, our youth has the ability to become global leaders in providing solutions to the challenges facing humanity.”
“I am confident that my visit to Singapore will impart fresh momentum to our growing partnership with ASEAN and East Asia Summit nations,” PM said.