Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a phone call from President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping on 14 July 2020. President Xi congratulated Prime Minister Lee on the results of the Singapore General Election on 10 July 2020.
Prime Minister Lee and President Xi reaffirmed the strong ties between Singapore and China as both countries mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. They also expressed appreciation for the mutual assistance and support between both sides amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Both leaders exchanged views on ways to facilitate an economic recovery amidst COVID-19 by strengthening cross-border and supply chain connectivity, as well as finance, trade and investment cooperation. They welcomed bilateral and international cooperation to address the public health and socio-economic impact of the pandemic.
Both leaders discussed the continued progress in key bilateral projects such as the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity-New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, as well as cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. Prime Minister Lee and President Xi also exchanged views on regional and international developments.
Prime Minister Lee conveyed his condolences on the recent floods in China and expressed confidence in China’s ability to overcome this challenge.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
14 JULY 2020