Meetings in Hanoi fruitful, says DPM Teo Chee Hean

Mr Teo Chee Hean, in his Facebook post, said he "had a good and substantive discussion with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc", and that "PM Phuc even spent some time studying economics at NUS in the early 1990s".
Mr Teo Chee Hean, in his Facebook post, said he "had a good and substantive discussion with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc", and that "PM Phuc even spent some time studying economics at NUS in the early 1990s".PHOTO: TEO CHEE HEAN/FACEBOOK

HANOI • Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean said yesterday that his meetings with various Vietnamese officials have been fruitful.

Mr Teo wrote in a Facebook post: "There's much more we can do together in areas like tech and innovation, air and maritime connectivity, food and agriculture, and trade and investment."

Mr Teo posted a photograph of himself with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, whom he called "an old friend of Singapore". Mr Teo is due to remain in Vietnam until Tuesday. He will be attending several opening ceremonies as well as meeting local businessmen and the Singapore community in Ho Chi Minh City.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2019, with the headline 'Meetings in Hanoi fruitful, says DPM Teo'. Print Edition | Subscribe