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Singapore keen on starting new ventures in TN: Consul General

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

is keen on starting new ventures in and strengthening its ties with India, a diplomat of the country said today.

"accounts for 3.4 per cent of India's foreign trade and is keen on starting new ventures in for improving trade and business," Republic of in Chennai, Consul General, Roy Kho said.

During his brief interaction with Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Kho said, "is a investment friendly and especially Tamil Nadu was known for its investment friendly policies, amazing architecture, rich culture."

Noting that Singapore was the second largest foreign investor in India, the consul general said that and Singapore have marked 50 years of diplomatic relations.

"Both the countries share close and friendly relations for centuries together in trade, culture, industry, education, commerce", a release quoted him as saying.

The population of Indians in Singapore is about nine per cent, Kho said, adding that out of them a majority were from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The governor said that Singapore was known for its "cleanliness" and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission was also to develop a clean under the Swachh Bharat mission.

Tamil Nadu looks forward to many more investments and MoUs for promotion of tourism, educational exchange programmes and for sharing knowledge and technology, Purohit said.

"The visit of Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Singapore in November 2015, further strengthened the India-Singapore bilateral relations", he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 23:28 IST