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Indian EAM Jaishankar calls on senior ministers during his Singapore visit

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for three days and met senior ministers, including the Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Defence Minister and Minister of Home Affairs and Law. 

Productive discussions with an important strategic partner. Thank FM  @VivianBala  for hosting me this evening.
Productive discussions with an important strategic partner. Thank FM Dr Vivian Balakrishnan for hosting me this evening, the EAM said. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

He also called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today, the Indian High Commission in Singapore said.

Jaishankar discussed ways to boost the partnership between India and Singapore.

He first met Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies.

"Glad to meet @Tharman_s, Singapore Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies. Good discussion on the international economic situation," Jaishankar tweeted.

"Had a constructive discussion on global and regional economic priorities and the deeper collaborations we must build," wrote Tharman in a Facebook post yesterday.

"Pleasure as always to meet Defence Minister of Singapore @Ng_Eng_Hen. Useful exchange of strategic assessments," Jaishankar tweeted.

He also met Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, Minister of Home Affairs and Law.

"Good to see @kshanmugam, Minister of Home Affairs and Law. Appreciate his views on strengthening our partnership," Jaishankar tweeted.

He met Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan as well, the High Commission said.

Jaishankar also spoke on a panel 'Greater Power Competition: The Emerging World Order; at the Bloomberg New Economic Forum today, media reports said.

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