Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore for a 2-day visit during which he will participate in the East Asia Summit, for an ASEAN-India informal meet, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership summit and hold a meeting with Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States.
The first engagement of PM Modi in Singapore would be to deliver a keynote, which will be addressed at the Singapore Fintech Summit, said the Prime Minister’s Office with a tweet.
PMOIndia@PMOIndia said, “The Prime Minister landed in Singapore a short while ago. He will be joining a series of programmes through the day, beginning with the keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival.”
Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet thanked the Indian community for a “warm welcome amidst the rain.”
PM Modi continued, “Extremely touched by the affection of the Indian community in Singapore. Their warm welcome, so early in the morning amidst the rain, was touching. India’s diaspora makes our nation very proud. They have succeeded all over the world, in a wide range of areas.”
Before leaving for Singapore, the present Prime Minister of India said that his participation in the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits symbolizes India’s “continued commitment” to stronger its engagement with ASEAN members and wider with Indo-Pacific region.
PM Modi said that he was confident that his visit to Singapore would enhance fresh momentum to New Delhi’s growing partnership with East Asia and ASEAN Summit nations.
PM Modi will have a number of high-profile bilateral and multilateral meeting with global leaders including Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong and the US Vice President Mike Pence.
Along with MP Modi, VP Pence will also participate in a bilateral meeting, reports the White House and released the schedule of VP Pence on the eve of the meeting.
The bilateral meeting is scheduled at 12:30 pm local time of Singapore, during which PM Modi and VP Pence are likely to discuss common vision to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific and bilateral defence cooperation, said the White House.