President Halimah Yacob：“China has also become an important partner on the global stage in areas including international trade, climate change and sustainable development. As China continues to reform and open up, its growth and development will benefit not only the people of China but also our region and the world。”
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, I warmly congratulate you on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
This is a momentous occasion, and an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable transformation China has made over the past seven decades. Today, China is the world’s second largest economy. You have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, raised their living standards, and created new opportunities for them to fulfil their aspirations. China also plays a vital role on the international stage, including in promoting regional stability and prosperity, climate change and sustainable development.
Singapore and China enjoy excellent relations, built on a foundation of strong people-to-people ties and frequent high-level exchanges. Generations of our leaders have had close working relationships. Our robust economic ties have been further strengthened by the upgrade of the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement last year. I am very happy that our three Government-to-Government projects have made substantial progress. We have also achieved substantial results through our four platforms of bilateral cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, namely infrastructural connectivity，financial connectivity, third party collaboration, as well as professional services, including legal and judicial cooperation”。