taj-mahal-368_640Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed ways of cooperation between two countries during a meeting in Singapore on August 16, 2014. According to Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), projects in five local areas of co-operation such as investments and trade, speeding up air and maritime connectivity and coastal development, smart city development and urban rejuvenation (including water and waste management), skills development and capacity building, and state focus to strengthen business and cultural links are under discussion. Some preliminary work had already been completed by the officials from both sides, and study visits are planned in the coming months. The ministers agreed that the main highlight of the coming 50th anniversary celebrations of Singapore-India ties will be the exchange of State visits by Singapore’s President Tony Tan to India and India’s President Pranab Mukherjee to Singapore in 2015. A ‘Festival of Singapore’ in India and the ‘Year of India’ in Singapore will also be included into the celebrations’ program. To find out more information about Singapore, please visit our website.