Singapore’s close relations with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are underpinned by strong economic ties. In 2019, Hong Kong was Singapore’s 5th largest trading partner and total bilateral trade amounted to S$65.3 billion. As at 2018, it is also our 4th largest cumulative investment destination.
Both sides maintain close relations through frequent high-level exchanges and close working relationships between our government agencies. We also cooperate closely in functional areas through the Singapore-Hong Kong Civil Service Exchange Programme and the annual Singapore-Hong Kong Permanent Secretaries Exchange Programme.