26 Sep '11, 2pm

Singapore, Vietnam to explore new areas of cooperation: Dr Tony Tan

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam said Singapore and Vietnam should continue to explore new areas of cooperation. He said this at a state banquet held for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, who arrived in Singapore on Monday on his first overseas trip after being elected in July. President Tan is also hosting his first visit by a foreign head of state after being sworn in on 1 September. But relations between the two countries go back much further, with healthy political ties and robust economic relations. Underpinning bilateral economic cooperation is the Connectivity Framework Agreement, currently in its seventh year. Singapore is one of the top three foreign investors in Vietnam, with projects worth nearly US$23 billion. And plans are underway to study the feasibility of a fifth Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, with President Sang signing an MOU durin...

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