Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Singapore as part of his five-day South-East Asia visit, met President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome upon his arrival at the Presidential Palace.
"Prime Minister Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome on his arrival at Istana - Presidential Palace of Singapore. Millennia-old ties now powered by partnership in innovation and technology," said Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.
PM @narendramodi was accorded a ceremonial welcome on his arrival at Istana - Presidential Palace of Singapore. Millennia old ties now powered by partnership in innovation and technology. pic.twitter.com/W45l4D1wyW— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 1, 2018
Hailing Singapore as a valuable partner in India's Act-East policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended full cooperation in the flagship initiatives of the Government. During the talks with his Singapore counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, both the leaders discussed a wide range of topics including trade and investment, connectivity, innovation, technology and strategic ties. Both the leaders also reiterated their principled position on maritime security.
Valuable strategic partner in our Act East Policy! PM @narendramodi & PM Singapore @leehsienloong had delegation-level talks. Discussion focused on a wide range of our bilateral cooperation, specially in trade & investment, connectivity, innovation, technology & strategic issues. pic.twitter.com/sKss1RmZoD— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 1, 2018
PM @narendramodi: Singapore PM @leehsienloong and I exchanged views on the regional and global challenges in the world. We reiterated our principled position on maritime security and expressed our commitment to Rules Based Order. pic.twitter.com/0ltnKu7QB7— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 1, 2018
Later the day, PM Modi will on Friday deliver the keynote address at the strategically important Shangri- La Dialogue in Singapore. Notably, PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to deliver the keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue. PM Modi will also visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens where an orchid will be named in his honour. He will also be visiting the Nanyang Technical University as per his official schedule.