Singapore and Russia forging new and stronger bonds

As both sides mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties tomorrow, efforts are under way to step up closer business and cultural links and cooperation on regional issues.

This year marks an important date for Singapore-Russia interaction - the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our states. This jubilee is a good occasion to evaluate our achievements and outline new avenues of cooperation.

The history of our bilateral ties goes back to the 19th century. Many Russian navigators and people of art have visited your country in the past.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore and Russia forging new and stronger bonds'. Print Edition | Subscribe