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Chinese premier meets with Singaporean president in Davos

By Cao Desheng in Davos, Switzerland | | Updated: 2024-01-17 01:21
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Premier Li Qiang stated China's position on the Taiwan question on Tuesday when he met with Singaporean president Tharman Shanmugaratnam in Davos, Switzerland, with the latter assuring him that Singapore adheres to the one-China principle.

The president said that Singapore firmly opposes words and deeds of "Taiwan independence" in any form, and its position on the Taiwan question remains unchanged.

They met on the sidelines of the 54th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos.

On bilateral ties, Li said that China is willing to work with Singapore to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of both countries, maintain a high level of strategic mutual trust, expand comprehensive and mutually beneficial cooperation, and continuously achieve new results in China-Singapore relations and cooperation.

China is ready to leverage the upgraded China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement to promote bilateral cooperation and create new cooperative outcomes in areas such as trade and investment, connectivity, and finance.

Shanmugaratnam said that the Singapore-China relationship has reached a new stage.

Singapore attaches great importance to the Singapore-China relationship and is willing to deepen dialogue and communication in various fields, strengthen cooperation in finance, digital economy, green transformation, and other areas, and continuously advance the Singapore-China relationship, he said.

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