Minister Pandor Official Visit to Singapore

8 July 2022

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, Visited Singapore, during  05-06 July 2022, at the invitation of the Honourable Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

During the visit bilateral and multilateral cooperation issues of mutual interest were discussed.  Minister Pandor addressed and  engaged with various government and business entities such as the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Singapore Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

The engagements further lead to the expansion of cooperation and skills development exchanges between South Africa and Singapore.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, met with her Singapore counterpart, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

South Africa and the Republic of Singapore established diplomatic relations in 1992, when embassies were opened in Singapore and Pretoria. South Africa and Singapore Relations on the Economic Diplomacy continue to grow. In 2013, the Overseas Centre was established in Johannesburg, South Africa in order to facilitate business interest and grow economic cooperation.

Singapore is an important trade and investment partner of South Africa. The total value of bilateral trade between the two countries in 2021 was R13 billion, with exports at R7.9 billion and imports at R5.1 billion. There is much potential to increase South African exports in the agricultural, food processing and food production sectors.

Minister Pandor paid a courtesy call on Honourable Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and focused on enhancement of the bilateral relationship and encouraged high-level visits between the two countries.






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