The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley left for two day visit to Singapore on 15th and 16th November, 2017. The Finance Minister will be accompanied by Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance. During the visit, the Finance Minister will re-enforce close ties between India and Singapore building upon our shared history, rooted in strong commercial, culture and people-to-people links. On November 15, 2017, 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 16th November, the Finance Minister, Jaitley will deliver the Keynote Address at Morgan Stanley Sixteenth (16th) Annual Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore on the topic of “India: Structural Reforms and Growth Path Ahead".
As part of the Summit, FM will meet the senior management of Morgan Stanley, and also address a gathering of Senior Fund Managers and key Financial Institutional Investors. During the visit, he will meet the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam to discuss the bilateral issues with him. He will also discuss investment and other issues with his Singapore counterpart and the Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
An Investors’ Roundtable is being organised by the Ministry of Finance, Govt of India and the Indian High Commission in Singapore to showcase to foreign investors slew of investor friendly reforms undertaken by the Government of India and also to understand their ideas and suggestions about ramping-up investments in India.