Vietnam deputy PM, Singapore leaders discuss strengthening of bilateral ties

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Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday to exchange ideas and experiences on current and long-term challenges . 

The meeting took place under the S R Nathan Fellowship, a high-level program under which foreign leaders, prominent personalities and opinion-shapers are invited to Singapore to exchange ideas and experiences on current and long-term challenges with Singapore leaders and senior government officials. 

During his November 5-8 visit,  Ninh has also met with leaders of Singapore's Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Casino Regulatory Authority, and Temasek Holdings.


He is accompanied by officials from the Government Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, the deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Commission, and other senior officials.


His visit is being made at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam.


The Government Office said in a statement that the visit is taking place on the  occasion of 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties being established between the two countries. The visit aims to boost bilateral ties in the areas of banking and finance and macroeconomic policies, it said.


The S R Nathan Fellowship was launched by Minister Shanmugam and former President S R Nathan in November 2012.


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