Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden

PM Lee congratulates Joe Biden

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulates US Joe Biden on his successful election as the 46th President of the United States. PM Lee said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on serious challenges for every country, including the United States and Singapore. “At this critical time, the duty of a leader is to unite the people, […]

World leaders rush to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden

Joe Biden

World leaders rushed to congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden even as President Donald Trump vowed to press forward with a legal fight. After the news report, crowds gathered outside the White House to celebrate. Trump was at his Virginia golf club when various networks projected Biden as the winner. President Donald Trump returned to the […]

President Halimah sends congratulatory letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on People’s Republic of China’s 71st Anniversary

President Halimah congratulates People's Republic of China

In her congratulatory letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the People’s Republic of China’s 71st anniversary, President Halimah commended China for their immense progress over the past seven decades. President Halimah noted that Singapore-China relations have grown in tandem with China’s development. This year is the 30th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations […]

PM Lee congratulates China on the 71st anniversary of its founding

PM Lee congratulates China

In his congratulatory letter to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, PM Lee praised China and the tenacity of its people for its remarkable growth in the past decades, lifting millions out of poverty. He is confident that China will ‘continue to grow and contribute to the stability and prosperity of our region and the world’. PM […]

Stringent COVID-19 test requirements for travellers from India

COVID-19 test Singapore

COVID-19 test requirements for selected travellers from India will be stringent. There are two levels of checks for the negative Covid-19 test results needed for entry into Singapore — at the airport in India prior to boarding and at arrival immigration in Singapore. The pre-departure COVID-19 test results must come from laboratories that are “internationally […]

Free flow of Indian FTs to Singapore? Not according to India

Indian CECA

Today, more than half of Singaporeans in the workforce are in PMET jobs and the number is increasing. Without the free trade agreements including CECA, Singapore would not be able to attract so many global multinationals to set up company here, creating many PMET jobs for Singaporeans.