Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Singapore Mr. Heng Swee Keat called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi earlier today.
Deputy Prime Minister Keat conveyed regards of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Emeritus Goh Chok Tong. Prime Minister Modi recalled his productive meetings with them and requested Deputy Prime Minister Keat to convey his best wishes to them.
Prime Minister Modi also expressed his appreciation for the participation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the special event to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the United Nations in New York last month.
Deputy Prime Minister Keat pointed to the transformative steps taken by Government of India, and noted the consequent enhancement in investment opportunities, particularly in India’s infrastructure sector. He also highlighted the increasing cooperation between India and Singapore in the technology sector, including FinTech.
Prime Minister Modi expressed happiness at growing investment and trade relations between the two countries. He stated that the launch of RuPay Card and BHIM app in Singapore has greatly enhanced the ease of financial transactions. He also noted the successful organization of the second Joint Hackathon in Chennai with participation of Singaporean students. He highlighted that all these developments symbolizes the close community, business and innovation partnership between the two countries.