India, Singapore sign three agreements

India and Singapore have signed three agreements (MoUs) in the fields of skill development and IPR to boost bilateral relations between them.

These agreements were signed in New Delhi during Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official state visit to India.

Signed MoUs are

  • MoU in the field of Industrial Property Cooperation: It was signed between Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Singapore
  • MoU on collaboration in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training: It was signed between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and ITEES Singapore.
  • MoU on collaboration in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training: It was signed between Government of Assam and ITEES Singapore.

Besides, delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong were also held in New Delhi.

Key Highlights of delegation-level talks

  • India and Singapore decided to strengthen cooperation in countering threats of rising terrorism.
  • India seeks to enhance cooperation with Singapore in key sectors including trade and investment.
  • Highlighted importance of Defence and security cooperation as the key pillar of strategic partnership between India and Singapore.
  • Raised concern over rising tide of terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism and the rise of radicalisation as a grave challenges to our security.
  • India agreed to expedite the second review of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

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