Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a phone call with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping on 15 October 2021.
Prime Minister Lee and President Xi reaffirmed the strong ties between Singapore and China as well as the mutual benefits arising from continued bilateral exchanges and cooperation despite the challenging circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both leaders also noted the continued good progress in our three Government-to-Government projects and close cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative.
Prime Minister Lee and President Xi discussed ways to strengthen economic recovery through enhancing collaboration on cross-border and supply chain connectivity, as well as in trade, investment, smart cities and climate change. They also welcomed greater cooperation on emerging areas such as the green economy and the digital economy. They looked forward to the convening of the 17th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation later this year.
Prime Minister Lee and President Xi exchanged views on regional and international developments. Both leaders reaffirmed the strong ties between ASEAN and China on the 30thanniversary of Dialogue Relations.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
15 OCTOBER 2021