Readout: Minister Ng speaks with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry

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August 20, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

On August 18, 2020, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry.

Minister Ng congratulated Minister Chan on his recent re-election and said Canada appreciated Singapore’s collaboration throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ministers discussed their shared commitment to strengthening the rules-based global trading system and developing mutually beneficial business opportunities for workers and businesses, including clean technology, agri-tech, advanced manufacturing and infrastructure. Minister Ng emphasized that creating new trade opportunities for Canadians and Singaporeans is key to helping economies recover in both countries.

As economies around the world become increasingly digital in response to the pandemic, the ministers also discussed how Canada and Singapore can support their businesses in harnessing the powers of the digital economy and e-commerce.

Minister Ng expressed her enthusiasm for working together with Singapore throughout Minister Chan’s term to further deepen the trade relationship between the two countries to benefit workers, businesses and people.

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