Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Singapore on Thursday.
Prime Minister Modi called India-Singapore’s bilateral relations “warmest and closest” While highlighting India’s role in developing the ASEAN region, Prime Minister Modi further said, “Singapore became a partner and bridge between India and ASEAN”.
India and Singapore on Friday signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoU) and agreements in the area of cyber security. Another MoU was signed between the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of India and the Public Service Division of Singapore on cooperation in the field of personnel management and public administration. This MoU was inked between the NITI Aayog and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) on Cooperation in the Field of Planning.
A mutual recognition agreement on nursing was also agreed upon.
The MoU kick-starts an incubation programme that aims to foster collaboration between Singapore and Indian start-ups through jointly organised networking events, workshops and sessions with in-market mentors.
Singapore is the last leg of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to three South-East Asian countries Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.