Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Singapore for the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits. He will also participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Leaders’ Meeting. “My participation in these meetings symbolizes our continued commitment to strengthening our engagement with ASEAN Member States and with the wider Indo-Pacific region. I am looking forward to my interactions with other ASEAN and East Asia Summit Leaders,” he had said ahead of his visit. PM Modi became the first head of government to deliver the keynote speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival. In his speech, PM Modi highlighted how India has become the best destination for start-ups. During his visit, he is also scheduled to interact with the participants and winners of the joint India-Singapore Hackathon.
“It is my firm belief that if we provide the right encouragement and a nurturing ecosystem, our youth has the ability to become global leaders in providing solutions to the challenges facing humanity”, PM Modi said. He also said that he is confident that the visit to Singapore will impart fresh momentum to our growing partnership with ASEAN and East Asia Summit nations.