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State councilor meets with Singaporean finance minister

Updated: Jun 8,2018 11:31 AM

Xiao Jie, state councilor and secretary-general of the State Council, met with Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is visiting Beijing, on June 6.

Xiao fully affirmed the progress made in the development of China-Singapore ties and proposed three jointly established platforms for connectivity, financial support, and trilateral cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, in a bid to inject vitality into bilateral relations and regional cooperation.

Heng said that Singapore would take an active part in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, and promote policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade and financial integration with China to advance regional development.

Additionally, there was a discussion regarding improvements in the business environment, during which Xiao briefed Heng on the recent related policies in China.