After Wowing Malaysia, Modi Seeks Ideas from Indians in Singapore
Malay expatriates from India cheered PM Modi as he credited them for contributing to the rapid growth of Malaysia.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be visiting Singapore on November 23-24, is seeking ideas from Indians based in Singapore for an Indian community event that he’ll hold on the second day of his visit to the city state.
In a personalised mail sent to those registered for the community event, Modi asked them to give inputs for the programme through a specially created mobile app. “I will personally meet some of you who share their inputs,” he said.
My visit to Singapore will focus on these key areas of India-Singapore cooperation. This visit comes at a special moment when we mark 50 years of strong India-Singapore relations. The importance India attaches to ties with Singapore is immense. Singapore is a leading investor in India and several Indian companies are expanding their operations to Singapore.PM Modi, in a personalised mail to those who registered for the Indian community event in S’Pore
India expects to conclude a ‘strategic partnership’ with Singapore during the visit, while the two countries are also expected to sign an enhanced defence cooperation pact, along with other MoUs, including on cyber security, culture and training on urban management. Singapore has approximately 3,50,000-strong Indian diaspora out of its total population of 5.5 million.
This comes after the Indian Prime Minister reached out to the Indian disapora community in Malaysia, addressing them at Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre earlier today.
A 20,000 strong crowd of Malay expatriates from India cheered Narendra Modi as the PM thanked them for bringing the two countries together, and credited them for contributing to the rapid growth of Malaysia.
The focal point of the interaction, though, was terrorism. And the PM called for both countries to unite against terror and buttressed the need to delink religion from terror.
(With inputs from PTI)
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