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Migrants who can contribute to Singapore's economic development 'still welcome'

Published on Jun 4, 2013 7:12 AM
 
Mr Wong Kan Seng, Special Advisor for Economic Cooperation to Prime Minister of Singapore, delivering his keynote address at a forum on global talent at Nanyang Technological University. Singapore has had to slow the flow of foreign talent because of the social issues that arose from their influx. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING

SINGAPORE has had to slow the flow of foreign talent because of the social issues that arose from their influx.

But as an open economy with a long tradition of immigration, it will continue to welcome migrants who can contribute in the long term to the country's economic development, former deputy prime minister Wong Kan Seng said yesterday.

Mr Wong, now special adviser for economic cooperation to the Prime Minister, made the point in his keynote speech at a forum on global talent at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The Third International Roundtable Forum on Global Talent, held outside China for the first time, was organised by the university and China's State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA).

 
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