Following is the text of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's departure statement prior to his visit to Singapore.
“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.
On 14 November, I will have the honour to be the first Head of Government to deliver the Keynote Address at the Singapore Fintech Festival. As the world's largest event on financial technology, the Festival is the right forum not only to showcase India's strengths in this fast-growing sector, but also to forge global partnerships for fostering innovation and growth.
During my visit, I will also have the opportunity to interact with the participants and winners of the joint India-Singapore Hackathon. 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.
As I depart for Singapore, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Singapore for their able Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and convey my best wishes for all success in hosting ASEAN and related Summits”.
I will be in Singapore tomorrow and the day after to take part in the ASEAN-India, East Asia Summits as well as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders' Meeting. India strongly values the close ties with ASEAN nations. This augurs well for our citizens.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2018
At 7:45 AM IST tomorrow, I will be delivering the keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival. I would be talking about various issues relating to the sector. India’s prowess in the Fintech Sector will also be showcased during the festival. https://t.co/G5r5jKozlX— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2018
I will also interact with the participants and winners of the first ever joint India-Singapore Hackathon. This is a stupendous effort to promote a spirit of innovation among our youngsters and empower them to solve the major problems our planet faces.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2018