Singapore enjoys good relations and close cooperation with countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our interactions with these countries are sustained through regular bilateral visits and meetings at international fora. Singapore also shares its developmental experience with interested African countries through training programmes and study visits under the Singapore Cooperation Programme. Economic relations between Singapore and African countries have also deepened. The inaugural edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) was organised by International Enterprise Singapore (IES) and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) in July 2010. Following the ASBF, the Africa Business Group (AfBG) was launched under the auspices of the SBF as a platform, to facilitate the exchanges between the Singapore business community and their counterparts in Africa. The second edition of the ASBF saw a successful run in August 2012, attracting over 200 participants from 34 African countries. In 2011, IES set up its first trade office in Sub-Saharan Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.