Singapore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will attend the East Asia Summit, an ASEAN-India informal meet.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership summit and hold a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence is also scheduled in Modi’s visit.
Modi delivered the keynote address at the Singapore Fintech Summit, where he talked about inclusive growth and digital economy.
He pitched India as a favourite destination for investment while saying that financial inclusion has become a reality for 1.3 billion Indians. PM Modi is the first world leader to address the festival which was launched in 2016.
Before leaving for Singapore, Modi said in New Delhi that his participation in the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits symbolised India’s “continued commitment” to strengthen its engagement with ASEAN members and with the wider Indo-Pacific region.
Modi also said he was confident that his visit to Singapore would impart fresh momentum to New Delhi’s growing partnership with ASEAN and East Asia Summit nations.