The Philippines and Singapore are expected to have enhanced cooperation following President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong over the weekend.
In his official social media accounts, Marcos said he discussed important matters over dinner with Lee and Wong on Sunday.
“The discussions with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy PM Lawrence Wong have been promising. Our countries can expect enhanced collaboration on multiple fronts to address common global challenges,” Marcos said.
“Later in the evening, we watched Ferrari clinch the podium at the F1 Grand Prix,” he added.
Marcos’ attendance at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore was upon the invitation of Lee.
He was on an official visit to Singapore where he discussed priority policies and programs before economic managers and business leaders during the 10th Asian Conference.
In his 30-minute talk, Marcos highlighted the Philippine government’s efforts to improve the lives of the Filipino people amid the challenges from significant global events.
The President also received confirmation for an PHP11-billion investment pledge from Singapore-based multinational technology company, Dyson, within two years.
Malaysian retail specialist Valiram Group is likewise looking at expanding its operations in the Philippines by developing airport outlets for duty-free retail tourism, according to Marcos who met with company officials on Saturday.
Marcos also surprised Filipino workers Sunday by showing up unannounced at a mall where they usually gather. (PNA)