India, Singapore sign 10 MoUs as Modi, Lee hold bilateral talks

Updated on Nov 24, 2015 11:03 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held bilateral talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong during which crucial decisions are expected to be taken on trade and investment between Indian and the southeast Asian city state.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong review the guard of honor at a welcome ceremony at the Istana or Presidential Palace.(AP)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong review the guard of honor at a welcome ceremony at the Istana or Presidential Palace.(AP)
Agencies | By, Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held bilateral talks with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. India and Singapore signed 10 MoUs and launched joint postage stamp after the meeting.

“Learning from the ‘Singapore Story’. PM @narendramodi and PM @leehsienloong hold official talks,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, tweeted.

After his arrival in Singapore from Malaysia on Monday, Modi was hosted for a dinner by Prime Minister Lee in an Indian restaurant at the Little India locality in Singapore.

Earlier on Tuesday, Modi met Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam after being accorded a ceremonial welcome, the second day of his bilateral visit to this city state.

“Beginning at the top. PM @narendramodi calls on President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, tweeted.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam visited India earlier this year.

“Ceremonial honours at Istana. A warm welcome for PM @narendramodi at the presidential palace,” Swarup tweeted earlier along with pictures of Modi with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.

Modi started a busy second day of his Singapore visit with a breakfast meeting with leading Singaporeans.

“A breakfast pitch to begin the day. PM @narendramodi has an early morning meeting with leading Singaporeans,” Swarup tweeted.

Modi also delivered the 37th Singapore Lecture on “India’s Singapore Story” during which he called for a united world voice against terrorism.

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