Jaitley is leaving on Tuesday evening on a two-day official visit to Singapore. “During the visit, Jaitley will re-enforce the close ties between India and Singapore, building upon our shared history, rooted in strong commercial, culture and people-to-people links,” Finance Ministry said in a statement. On November 15, the Finance Minister will visit the Singapore Expo and deliver the keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Festival, a global event attracting over 10,000 participants.
He will also pay a visit to the India pavilion set up at the expo, showcasing India’s achievements in advancing financial technology, both within and outside the government.
On Nov 16, Jaitley will deliver the address at Morgan Stanley Sixteenth (16th) Annual Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore on the topic ‘India: Structural Reforms and Growth Path Ahead’. “As part of the Summit, Jaitley will meet the senior management of Morgan Stanley and address a gathering of fund managers and key financial institutional investors,” it said.
He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to discuss bilateral issues. He will also discuss investment and other issues with his Singapore counterpart and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. An investors’ roundtable is being organised by the Ministry of Finance, India and the Indian High Commission in Singapore to showcase to foreign investors a slew of investor friendly reforms.