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Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties

Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a joint press briefing with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, March 23, 2017.



Act East: India, Singapore to discuss ties amid uncertainty over US Asia policy

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan are expected to follow up on decisions taken by the two governments during PM Narendra Modi's summit meeting with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in October last year. Amid mounting uncertainty over President Trump's Asia policy, India and Singapore will review their ties next month when Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan visits India.



PM Lee hails Singapore's strong business ties with Ho Chi Minh City

Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee on Tuesday . HO CHI MINH CITY: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday hailed Singapore's strong business ties with Ho Chi Minh City as he arrived in Vietnam's commercial hub to kick off a four-day visit .



Singapore's Fourth Littoral Mission Vessel Launched

The launching of the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel - Justice, built by ST Marine for the Republic of Singapore Navy Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd , the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd , launched the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel , Justice, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy . The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State , who took on the role as the lady sponsor in accordance with naval traditions to name and launch the vessel at ST Marine's Benoi Yard.



PM Lee to make official visit to Vietnam

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official visit to Vietnam from Mar 21 to 24, the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday . PM Lee will also meet several Vietnamese leaders to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation that is underpinned by the strategic partnership concluded during his last official visit to Vietnam in September 2013, the PMO added.



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Burma's cutting, making and packaging garment export sector has generated more than US$1.6 billion in business during 11 months of this fiscal year, an increase of almost $1 billion over the same period the previous year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. A large number of investment permits issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission this year were in the garment manufacturing sector, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported.



Fareek Zakaria: Trump prepares to pass world leadership baton to China

We do not yet have the official agenda for next month's meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of American leadership on the world stage, we might be watching the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.



Grassroots leaders to help residents deal with psychological effects of terror attack

SINGAPORE: Grassroots leaders will soon receive formal training from mental health professionals to help residents respond and deal with the psychological effects of a terror attack, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday . Starting this month, psychologists and counsellors from the Home Team, Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Institute of Mental Health - called Human Emergency Assistance and Response teams - will teach grassroots leaders and residents psychological first aid .



Trump prepares to pass the world leadership baton to China

We do not yet have the official agenda for next month's meeting in Florida between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of U.S. leadership on the world stage, the Mar-a-Lago summit might mark the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.



Singapore Supports ReCAAP ISC's Roadmap for the Future

Governors and Representatives of Contracting Parties at the 11th ReCAAP ISC Governing Council Meeting. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore endorsed the roadmap and strategies to strengthen Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre as a Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia by 2020.



Singaporeans Become Uber Drivers to Get Around High Car Prices

In one of the most expensive countries in the world to own a car, Peter Chiu is finding a novel way to pay for one. Uber Technologies Inc. to cover its cost, and has a shiny Honda Vezel the rest of the time for his personal use.



Singapore's Changi Airport named world's best for fifth year running

While some are rudimentary at best, others can be innovative, comfortable and fun - even when you're faced with a six hour wait. Skytrax has recently released the results of its annual World Airport Awards, based on thousands of international passenger surveys.



U.S. may find tough negotiator in Japan's fiery minister Aso

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a visit to a port in Colombo May 2, 2013. FILE PHOTO: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Japan's former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda attend the inauguration of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye at parliament in Seoul February 25, 2013.



RSAF ready to operate and deploy advanced surveillance drone

SINGAPORE: After five years of training and exercises, two Republic of Singapore Air Force squadrons are now able to operate, maintain, and deploy an advanced surveillance drone - the Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, the Ministry of Defence said at a ceremony on Wednesday . For the RSAF and the Singapore Armed Forces , this is a "significant milestone" as it aims to increase its intelligence and reconnaissance prowess like other militaries worldwide.



New SMU law library named after Mdm Kwa Geok Choo

Shaped like a dome and overlooking Fort Canning and the city, the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library will house a digital collection that will serve Singapore's legal fraternity. SINGAPORE: A new state-of-the-art law library at the Singapore Management University has been named after late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's wife and lawyer Madam Kwa Geok Choo.



ESM Goh on 3-day visit to Myanmar

SINGAPORE: Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong kicks off a three-day visit to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from Tuesday , said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs . In a press statement issued on Tuesday, MFA said ESM Goh will call on President Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.



Singapore, Australia reaffirm 'excellent relations': MFA

Bishop is in Singapore from Mar 13 to 14, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement. Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop on 13 March 2017.





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