Singapore : Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a significant step towards strengthening bilateral ties with Singapore, which found an equal and similar support from his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong at Singapore. India and Singapore inked 10 MoUs which resulted as an outcome of bilateral discussions held between the leaders of both countries. While PM Modi and PM Lee held bilateral talks, and when the countries signed the MoUs, the two nations also launched joint postage stamp after the meeting.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup informed via tweet — Learning from the ‘Singapore Story’. PM @narendramodi and PM @leehsienloong hold official talks.
Earlier, on his arrival at Singapore from Malaysia on Monday, PM Lee played host to a cozy dinner for PM Modi which took place rather impromptu in an Indian restaurant at the Little India locality in Singapore. Today’s schedule began with a meeting between Indian PM Modi and Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, which took place just after PM Modi being accorded a ceremonial welcome, and marked as a curtain raiser of events scheduled for the second day of his bilateral visit to this city state.
This too found a tweet mention from MEA spokesperson, and this is how it read — Beginning at the top. PM @narendramodi calls on President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore. Followed by — Ceremonial honours at Istana. A warm welcome for PM @narendramodi at the presidential palace. And the next, read — A breakfast pitch to begin the day. PM @narendramodi has an early morning meeting with leading Singaporeans. This breakfast meet initiated PM Modi into momentum as he spoke through a breakfast with the leading Singaporeans who were the priviledged select few to join for a close interaction with the Indian PM in Singapoean soil. PM Modi also delivered the 37th Singapore Lecture on ‘India’s Singapore Story’ during which he called for a united world voice against terrorism. Terrorism has been finding serious mention in every talk that Indian PM has made, anywhere, worldwide, after the gruesome Paris attack.