16 Nov 2015
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will visit Moscow, Russia from 17 to 18 November 2015.
DPM Tharman will chair the Sixth Session of the High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission (IGC) together with First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov on 17 November 2015. DPM Tharman and First DPM Shuvalov will also open the Russia Singapore Business Forum (RSBF).
DPM Tharman will be accompanied by Mrs Josephine Teo (Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport), Mr Sam Tan (Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Manpower) and Dr Koh Poh Koon (Minister of State-designate, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development). DPM will also be accompanied by a business delegation and officials from various ministries and government agencies.
The IGC is an annual high-level platform to promote collaboration between Singapore and Russia in various different sectors. The Fifth Session of the IGC was held in Singapore on 10 September 2014. This year, the IGC will consider measures to deepen investment ties and the sharing of experiences on governance and manpower policy, as well as to enhance cooperation in the agriculture, culture and higher education sectors.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
16 NOVEMBER 2015