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Singapore hopes to work with new India government: PM Lee

Published on Aug 23, 2014 12:17 AM
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the opening day gala dinner of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) alumni conference on Aug 22, 2014. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Singapore hopes to work with India in the areas of urban and port development, water and sewage projects, as well as education and training, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday night.

He noted that newly-elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi "came in with a thumping mandate", and has a majority in the Lok Sabha, India's lower house of Parliament, which is "something that has not happened for a very, very long time".

He was speaking at the gala dinner of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) alumni conference, where he spent an hour answering questions from the audience on developments in the region and in Singapore. Over 1,000 alumni from the IIM network of publicly-run, prestigious business schools in India are here as leaders in multinational and major Indian companies.

 
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