Swaraj discusses bilateral ties with Singapore PM
The leaders discussed the potential for Singaporean companies to participate in urban development in Indian metros.
Singapore: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday discussed with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong bilateral ties and potential for this country`s firms to participate in urban development, planning and management projects in India.
Swaraj, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha who is here on a four-day visit, called on Prime Minister Lee and also had a meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.
During these meetings, all parties reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations, the Singaporean Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
The leaders discussed the potential for Singaporean companies to participate in urban development, planning and management projects in Indian metros, it said.
They also exchanged views on developments in India and Singapore.
Swaraj expressed the hope that Lee and Shanmugam would visit India in the near future, said the statement.
She also reaffirmed India`s commitment to its "Look East" policy and strong engagement with Southeast Asia and the Association of South East Asian Nations.
Swaraj was accompanied by Ananth Kumar, a Lok Sabha MP, and Balbir Punj and Chandan Mitra, both members of the Rajya Sabha.
Swaraj, who arrived here on September 13, visited Singapore at the invitation of the Institute of South Asian Studies.
She delivered a public lecture titled "Building Bridges for Peace and Regional Cooperation: India and its East Asian Neighbours" on September 14. Swaraj also called on Speaker of Parliament, Abdullah Tarmugi, yesterday.