The Third Session of the High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) will be held in Singapore on 25 September 2012. The IGC, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr Igor Shuvalov, is a high-level dialogue aimed at exploring and promoting broad-based cooperation between Russia and Singapore in various fields, including trade and investment, information and communications technology, transportation, health, education, people to people ties, culture and other areas of mutual interest.
In conjunction with the IGC, DPM Tharman and Mr Shuvalov will participate at the Ministerial Dialogue Session at the Seventh Russia-Singapore Business Forum (RSBF) at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on 25 September 2012, where the two leaders will discuss the outcome of the IGC and exchange views on global developments.
Mr Shuvalov will call on Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and former Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He will also visit the National University Hospital of Singapore and Jurong Secondary School.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
24 SEPTEMBER 2012