Vietnam, Singapore hold 16th connectivity ministerial meeting

The 16th Singapore-Vietnam Connectivity Ministerial Meeting was held in Singapore on December 2 under the chair of Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and Singaporean Second Minister for Trade and Industry, and Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng.
Overview of the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Overview of the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Also attending the conference were representatives of the two nations’ ministries and sectors related to economic cooperation activities under the pillars of investment, trade and services, digital economy, energy, innovation, sustainability, transport, education, and finance.

At the event, the two sides discussed cooperation since the 15th meeting was held in Hanoi in November last year. They also tabled orientations to expand cooperation in the fields of renewable energy and innovation, which were agreed between senior Vietnamese and Singaporean leaders during recent high-level visits.

Vietnam affirmed its views and interests in economic cooperation with Singapore in order to further deepen the two nations’ strategic partnership, requesting the Singaporean side to make efforts to coordinate in the implementation of new initiatives within the framework of the Vietnam-Singapore economic connectivity agreement signed in 2005.

Vietnam welcomed Singaporean businesses to come up with new cooperation proposals and increase investment in the country.

After the meeting, Dung and Tan witnessed the signing ceremony of an MoU on innovation collaboration between the Vietnam National Innovation Centre and the Southeast Asia and Oceania Division under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.

While in Singapore, the Vietnamese minister also co-chaired a Vietnam-US-Singapore business connection seminar, and had working sessions with a number of large US and Singaporean corporations, and with Vietnamese start-ups in Singapore.