12 Ministers from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda called on Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana today. The Ministers are in Singapore from 27 to 28 August to attend the Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.
During the call, PM re-affirmed Singapore’s commitment to strengthening ties with Sub-Saharan Africa. PM and the Ministers also discussed ways to harness the power of technology and innovation to further economic growth, prepare our youths for jobs of the future, and create sustainable and liveable cities and communities. PM also noted Africa’s positive growth trajectory and commitment to greater economic integration, and encouraged both sides to seize the growing economic opportunities in our respective countries and regions.
The Ministers expressed appreciation for Singapore’s continued efforts in sharing its developmental experience through the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP). Since its inception in 1992, over 9,000 officials from across Africa have participated in SCP training courses in areas such as urban management, economic development, and public administration.
The Exchange Visit ends today.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
28 AUGUST 2018
Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by participants of the Third Singapore-Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit, 28 August 2018.
[Photo Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information]