Wishing India on its 75th Independence Day, Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob said the two nations have managed to forge even closer ties through continued mutual support despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The President added the two countries shared a robust partnership that is broad and deep and is underpinned by strong fundamentals in areas including economic, security and people-to-people ties.
“On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my warmest congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of India on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day. Please accept my best wishes for Your Excellency’s good health and continued success," said Halimah in a message to her Indian counterpart President Ram Nath Kovind.
“Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, our two countries have managed to forge even closer ties through continued mutual support. This was made possible by the longstanding friendship between our two countries, underpinned by strong fundamentals in areas including economic, security and people-to-people ties," said President Halimah.
She said Singapore continues to be confident of India’s growth prospects and remains the largest source of foreign direct investment annually.
“As we look ahead and seek to future-proof our workforce and economies, our two countries are also pursuing greater cooperation in emerging areas of Fintech, digitisation, and innovation," she said. Singapore has just assumed the role of Country Coordinator for ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations this month.