Share
 
Comments

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today received Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) of Singapore Mr. Goh Chok Tong. ESM Goh was accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry S Iswaran and Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee. 

l2014091056600  _ 684

The Prime Minister recalled his long personal association with ESM Goh and ESM’s special contribution to the development of bilateral relations. ESM Goh congratulated the Prime Minister on his emphatic victory in the elections and for presenting an ambitious vision of India’s economic and social transformation. He encouraged the Prime Minister to work towards developing India as a Global Manufacturer through a combination of skill development, standard setting and access to the global market. In this context, he called upon India to engage more proactively with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership initiative. He also emphasized that a prosperous India was critical for the peace and prosperity of the entire Asian region. 

l2014091056601 _ 684

The Prime Minister apprised ESM Goh of the various initiatives being taken by the Government for development of smart cities and urban centres; improving the ease of doing business; and cleaning of rivers. Prime Minister said that India’s strength in terms of 3Ds – Demographic Dividend, Democracy and Demand (large domestic market) – would enable it to emerge as a Global Manufacturer. However, for implementation of these initiatives, it would be essential to enter into partnerships with the international community to access the necessary funding and expertise. In this context, the Prime Minister conveyed India’s keen desire to partner with Singapore. ESM suggested that both sides should work for entering into a strategic economic partnership. 

ESM Goh extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Singapore. The Prime Minister said that he looked forward to visiting Singapore at the earliest convenience. Both sides also look forward to an exchange of visits by the Presidents of India and Singapore as part of Golden Jubilee celebrations. 

Pariksha Pe Charcha with PM Modi
Explore More
It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi

Popular Speeches

It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi
PM Modi chairs high-level meeting amid oxygen crisis, asks officials to increase production

Media Coverage

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting amid oxygen crisis, asks officials to increase production
...

Nm on the go

Always be the first to hear from the PM. Get the App Now!
...
PM condole deaths in Virar Hospital fire, approves ex-gratia
April 23, 2021
Share
 
Comments

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled deaths due to fire in COVID-19 hospital in Virar. He wished early recovery for the injured. The Prime Minister approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Virar, Maharashtra. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.