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Indian diaspora in Singapore represents diversity of India: PM Modi

Addressing the Indian business and community event at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in the South East Asian country the Prime Minister said that  Indian community has become part of Singapore’s progress.

He said that when India opened up to the world and turned to the East, Singapore became a partner and a bridge between India and ASEAN. PM said that the success of Singapore lies in its multi-cultural society.

PM  Modi said, relations between India and Singapore are among the warmest and closest. He described it as a natural partnership from a shared vision. He said, defence relation between the two countries are strongest, for both.

The Prime Minister said that in India, the present situation is changing rapidly and a new India is taking shape. He said, rapid growth is taking place in the Infrastructure sector.

Earlier PM Modi inaugurated the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Thirty companies from India and Singapore are taking part in the day-long event that displays products related to health care, digital payments, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. 

The exhibition of start-ups and innovations was organised by Indian High Commission in Singapore. The Prime Minister also witnessed a dance and yoga presentation.

The performance titled “Anushasanam” depicted the benefits of the practice of yoga.PM Modi  reached Singapore this afternoon on the final leg of his three-nation tour to South East Asia.

The Prime Minister made a brief halt in Malaysia this morning after concluding his Indonesia visit. He met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur. 

The two leaders discussed ways to boost economic and cultural relations between the two countries. I

n a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Prime Minister Modi congratulated Dr Mahathir on assuming the post of Malaysian Prime Minister.

The spokesman said that Malaysia is a strategic partner and a priority country in India’s Act East Policy.

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