Ministers, officials from sub-Saharan African countries in Singapore on exchange visit
Published on Aug 25, 2014 8:29 PM
SINGAPORE - Ministers and senior officials from seven Sub-Saharan African countries are in Singapore for a two-day exchange visit, at the invitation of Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam.
The delegates from Angola, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe were hosted to an official welcome lunch by Mr Shanmugam at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday.
In his opening address, Mr Shanmugam said that Singapore will organise a series of customised courses for African senior officials on areas such as economic development, public administration and sustainable urban development, MFA said in a statement on Monday. The Singapore Cooperation Programme has trained over 7,700 African officials since it was started in 1992.
The African delegates also visited the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Institute of Technical Education College Central to learn about Singapore's experience in urban planning and education.
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