In­dia, Sin­ga­pore ink strate­gic part­ner­ship, 9 deals as Modi con­cludes visit

Asian Journal - - Asia -

Sin­ga­pore: In­dia and Sin­ga­pore signed a joint dec­la­ra­tion on strate­gic part­ner­ship and nine bi­lat­eral ac­cords on Tues­day, the con­clud­ing day of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s two-day visit to this city state when he called Sin­ga­pore Asia’s lion. He also pledged to make the In­dian tax regime more trans­par­ent and pre­dictable. It was a packed sched­ule for Modi as he be­gan the day with a break­fast meet­ing with Sin­ga­porean lead­ers, met Pres­i­dent Tony Tan and Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong, wit­nessed the sign­ing of the ac­cords, at­tended a lunch hosted by Hsien, laid a wreath at the INA marker, vis­ited the In­sti­tute of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion that is in­volved in skill de­vel­op­ment, ad­dressed the In­dia-Sin­ga­pore Eco­nomic Con­ven­tion, briefly met se­lect CEOs and fi­nally ad­dressed the

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