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Chinese president's Singapore visit to benefit bilateral ties

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Singapore, November 3: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Singapore this week will provide the platform for both countries to look at how to reposition the bilateral relationship, a top diplomat said on Tuesday. Chinese ambassador to Singapore Chen Xiaodong said that during Xi’s two-day (Friday, Saturday) visit he will be meeting his Singapore counterpart Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Channel News Asia reported.

“The visit will inject new directions and momentum into bilateral relations and open up a new chapter for the relationship … The visit will underline Singapore-Chi cooperation and friendship. The people of Chi and Singapore, as well as people all over the world, will be able to feel the warmth of the relationship,” the envoy said.

Both sides will sign an agreement to lay the foundations for a third government-to-government urban mega project in western Chi. The focus of the new project will be on “modern connectivity and modern services”. There will be an upgrade of the Singapore-Chi Free Trade Agreement to further promote bilateral trade, while both countries will also sign a deal to cooperate on relevant “one belt and one road” projects - an ambitious initiative to connect East and West trade launched by Xi to sustain Chi’s economic growth going forward. Other agreements on educatiol exchanges, customs, fince and urban governce are also in the works. Chi is Singapore’s largest trading partner, while Singapore is the largest investor in Chi. (IANS)

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