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Suzhou delegation marks 30 years of China-Singapore relations in Singapore

Suzhou Bureau of Commerce | Updated:2024-02-23 11:29

Enterprise representatives sign contracts for new projects at the Suzhou Industrial Park International Business Cooperation Centre (Singapore). [Photo/WeChat account: suzhoufabu365]

Liu Xiaotao, Party secretary of Suzhou, led a delegation to Singapore from Feb19 to 21 to promote trade and commerce and commemorate the 30th anniversary of China-Singapore bilateral relations.

During their visit, the delegation toured the Suzhou Industrial Park International Business Cooperation Centre (Singapore) and participated in project signing ceremonies, as well as attending the inauguration ceremony of Phase II of the center.

The center aims to be a hub for global innovative resources and a gateway for Chinese enterprises seeking international expansion. With Phase II already boasting 102 signed projects, its unveiling is expected to accelerate the flow of projects, capital, and other resources between Singapore and Suzhou.

In a show of appreciation during their time in Singapore, the delegation expressed gratitude for the significant contributions made by Singaporean enterprises and individuals towards Suzhou's development.

Liu reiterated Suzhou's commitment to prioritizing Sino-Singaporean cooperation as a foundational element of long-term urban development strategy. Ongoing efforts focus on deepening cooperation across diverse sectors, including economy, trade, science, technology, and culture.

Encouraging further investment from Singaporean enterprises, Liu welcomed the introduction of new projects, technologies, and business models to capitalize on development opportunities and foster mutual benefits.

Representatives of Singaporean enterprises pledged to leverage their expertise to facilitate the execution of additional projects in Suzhou, focusing on areas such as sustainable development, the digital economy, technological innovation, and biomedicine.

Throughout their stay, the delegation engaged in substantive discussions with relevant Singaporean government officials and the Chinese Embassy in Singapore, aiming to explore new avenues for collaboration.