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The 10th meeting of Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council was held successfully in Singapore


The delegation of Zhejiang Province led by the provincial Party Secretary and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress, Xia Baolong, arrived at the Lion City, in the evening of November 22, began a visit to Singapore. The tenth meeting of the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council (SZETC) was held 24th, Xia Baolong and Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Prime Minister's Office attended and delivered speeches respectively .
November 2003 , the two sides signed in Beijing " Singapore-Zhejiang Economic and Trade Council (SZETC) Establishment Memorandum Of Understanding ." In the past 11 years , the Council has played a positive role on promoting a continuous exchanges and cooperation between Zhejiang and Singapore.
Xia Baolong expressed appreciation to friends from all sectors for their long-term care and support for development of Zhejiang and bilateral trade and economic cooperation. He said that last October, at the initiative of the President Xi Jinping’s visit to ASEAN countries that China is willing to strengthen maritime cooperation with ASEAN in constructing the  "Marine Silk Road of 21st century”.Zhejiang and Singapore has deep historical roots and Zhejiang used to be a great starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road meanwhile Singapore is an important node of the same Road. In recent years, taking the opportunity of continuous development of relation between China and Singapore, Zhejiang and Singapore have pushed forward their economic and trade cooperation and enhanced in-depth exchange in science and technology, culture, tourism and other fields comprehensively. I hope the two sides to seize the opportunity and make persistent efforts to tap the potential of co-operation in various fields and make greater achievements for the two sides in a wider field and at a higher level. We warmly welcome more foreign businessmen from Singapore to invest in Zhejiang at the same time we also actively encourage Zhejiang’s enterprises to join Singapore to explorer the international market. We hope the Council continue to intense its cooperation and strengthen communication and coordination thus promoting economic and trade cooperation and exchanges to a new level and adding a new chapter to the history of friendly exchanges between Zhejiang and Singapore on the basis of 11 years of great cooperation.
Grace Fu warmly welcomed the visit of Xia Baolong and Zhejiang delegation. She said that since the establishment of the SZETC the economic and trade exchanges between Singapore and Zhejiang has been increasingly close and has achieved fruitful cooperation. This visit of delegation will further deepen mutual understanding and establish closer cooperation between the two sides to make greater contributions to promoting bilateral development.
At the meeting held a signing ceremony, the two sides signed 15 new projects with a total amount of $ 4.27 billion. Before the meeting, Xia Baolong and had a discussion with Ms Grace Fu. He also met with Singapore's Minister of Trade and Industry.
23 afternoon, Xia Baolong and his entourages visited Singapore Marina Barrage and Green Branch Renewable Energy Center and also attended Zhejiang overseas Chinese forum.
The main leaders of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Commerce, Office of Finance, Department of Construction, Department of Transportation, as well as the leaders of relevant cities, the representatives of Chinese Embassy in Singapore, China CCPIT Singapore office also participated the meeting.