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China, Singapore to hold meetings on governmental projects

Updated: Feb 22,2017 8:34 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China and Singapore will hold a series of meetings in Beijing on Feb 27, discussing cooperation projects and mapping out the future of bilateral relations.

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, invited by his Chinese counterpart Zhang Gaoli, will visit China from Feb 26 to March 1 and, with Zhang, will co-chair the 13th meeting of China-Singapore Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, a high-level institutional mechanism established in 2003 to oversee the entire range of bilateral cooperation.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a daily press briefing on Feb 22 that the two officials will also preside over the 18th China-Singapore Joint Steering Council Meeting for the Suzhou Industrial Park, the ninth China-Singapore Joint Steering Council Meeting for the Tianjin Eco-city, and the first China-Singapore Joint Steering Council Meeting for the Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity in Chongqing.

Geng hailed Singapore as an important member of the ASEAN, adding that China highly valued relations with Singapore, and was ready to further strengthen their mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation.

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